27 February 2009

Watching the WATCHMEN

A week from now we'll be treated (FINALLY!) to a big screen adaptation of one of the most celebrated pieces of contemporary literature in history. This is no action film- it's a character drama using superheroes as the chess pieces.

Beware spoilers below! If you haven't read WATCHMEN yet, two things: 1.) you're lame. 2.) you really need to read this asap. Skip these videos if you don't want anything spoiled:

The story elements and situations by Alan Moore (who also wrote V For Vendetta amongst many more comics and graphic novels) were ahead of it's time and posed many thoughts about we would do in these certain situations. Some might even draw comparisons between events in the graphic novel and events in recent American history (9/11 anyone?). If you don't believe me, would TIME Magazine change your mind?

WATCHMEN is directed by Zack Snyder, written by David Hayter, Alex Tse and Dave Gibbons, stars Malin Ackerman, Billy Cruddup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson and Carla Gugino. The film runs at 2 hrs 34 min. If you know about Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood, those sections are already available on DVD and Blu Ray. There's talke of a super big director's edition that's coming to DVD and Blu Ray. Oh Shit.
I'll either see it at the Southcenter IMAX or the Cinerama.

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1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to Watchmen. I just finished the graphic novel and thought that it was intensive. I may have to see the movie twice to get the full grasp of the story and see how it deviated from the book, if at all. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Carla Gugino is hot.