You gotta know I have been waiting (not so patiently) for Watchmen. Would you believe I could not find one other person to go see this movie with me? Pllllltttttt! No one! Yes ladies and gentlemen, I went to see Watchmen all by myself. I loved it!
Now then, just because I loved it, doesn't mean every one will. This movie is dark, it's violent, it's twisted, and it's long (2 hours, 43 min.) The set design was amazing. The costumes were spot on. The CG was seamless. These are all things I love in a movie.
I have no vested interest in the book. I have no idea how well the movie followed the book? I did however wonder why, with such a huge legacy that the book has...why were there no names in the movie? I loves me *sigh* Denny from Grey's Anatomy. He plays a total jerk (The Comic) and I still loved him *sigh*. Other than that, I got nothin'. Who are these people? Oh wait...Billy Crudup (Almost Famous) plays Dr. Manhattan. I kid you not, dude is naked, bald and blue through most of the movie. Yes folks we are talking full frontal blue nudity (quite frankly, I could have done without it)
Without a doubt, the guy who stole the show was Jackie Earl Haley. Do you remember this guy? Anyone? I know you know him...Remember the bad kid from the first Bad News Bears? That's the guy. He can't be any bigger than me, and he plays a total psychopath, bad *ss, superhero Rorschack. He. Kicks. *ss! I would say the movie is worth it, just to see this performance...AWESOME!
Bottom line, the movie isn't for everyone. You definately have to have a taste for the comic genre. As I was leaving, the couple ahead of me was having an arguement about it. He loved it, she hated it. Not only did she hate it, but she was p*ssed off at him for dragging her to see it. Be warned, not everyone will love this movie...but I did:)
______________________________________________After the movie...I went home, and whipped up a few more illustrations and added them to the stock site...Yes, you could say I was in a super hero mind set:P
How has the search for other contributors been going, you ask? Oh, I made a bit of an a** of myself! A fellow blogger pal has a husband who is in CG. He suggested I go check out Deviant Art. I did. Holy awesome artists on that site Batman!
Come back tom. and I'll tell you what a dummy I am:P I feel like this post is getting long an rambling. Let's just say, I'm not shelling out $5,000 a week to advertise:P