Wednesday, March 18, 2009


"Who will watch the Watchmen..."

...most probably anyone who likes the idea of a superhero-cum-thriller-cum-war-cum-scifi-cum-action-cum-history-cum-fantasy movie. I'm one of those people, lol...

First of all, there's a graphic novel feel to it, the kind you get when you watch '300' or played Max Payne the videogame. The producer has convincingly bring alive an alternate 1980's where the US is in a cold war with the Russians, with both parties possessing nuclear prowess. As the possibility of an all-out nuclear war happening is edging closer and closer, everyone is frantically looking for salvation, including a band of government-banned former superheroes.

There's the crazy don't-give-a-damn Comedian, who does everything his own way; the gadget-loaded Night Owl, who relies on his Batman-style gizmos so much; the mysterious looking and sounding solo-man Rorschach; the not-so-super-looking Silk Specter, who does not have any apparent ability; the superhuman god-like Doctor Manhattan, who always glow in the dark butt naked; and finally the faster-than-a-speeding-bullet Ozymandias, who appears to be the smartest radical alive.

The story was actually an old one, first published as a limited series 12-issue comic book in 1986 by DC Comics. I've never read the original story, but i heard that the movie stays true to the graphic novel of the same name.

Enough of me talking about the movie, go watch it at a cinema near you. I went, i watched, and i like it. Clocking at 2 hours 40 minutes, the show might be a bit too long for some people, but if you enjoyed shows such as NBC's Heroes, Hellboy or Fantastic 4, i super recommend you to go watch it.

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