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  • In this case, some of the heroes are simply insane or just don't care anymore

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      A surprising and good film, the Watchmen was an adequately well done action film. A bit too cerebral at times, but very well directed. Based on the famous comic (graphic novel) by Alan Moore. The movie did a good job of transferring most of the depth of the comic books onto the screen. That is not an easy task, but it does come out pretty well and fairly close to its objective. It is entertaining, which is the most important

      goal of a movie.

      It takes place in a different 1985, one following the actual victory in Vietnam (as opposed to the loss), and contemplates the tensions between the US and Soviet Union. The Watchmen are a group of washed up superheroes. Some are still trying to help society, while other are either locked away or no longer care. This is a different approach from the usual black and white stereotypes of good hero vs. bad villain. In this case, some ...


      • of the heroes are simply insane or just don’t care anymore.

        Subjects like nuclear war are tackled here adequately. Other social issues are touched upon, and of course there is an over-riding love theme. Actually there are even a few love triangles. The romance could have been toned down for my tastes, but it does not take up too much screen time. The plot is complex and hard to follow. It almost needs a second viewing. I would have liked

        to see some areas fleshed out more, but the movie would have been too long. The trend of two hour (or three hour) movies is already becoming too much of a burden. A good story should be told in 90 minutes.

        I rate this movie above average. The Watchmen did a sufficient job of telling its story. The music was good, and the editing was tight and skilled. I recommend seeing it. It’s a unique movie, not like most others on the market.




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