fell asleep multiple times in the theater during that movie
Yeah, the premise was ok but it was way too clearly a comic on film rather than a comic-based film. Patrick Wilson was terrible for his role. He's not a bad actor, but he doesn't have the emotional weight for that role. They should've re-structured it around his character rather than Rorscach (being a far more compelling protagonist), picked someone better and more interesting for the role who gave it some emotional weight, made Rorscach his de-facto minor sidekick, picked someone more charismatic for Ozymandias, made an actual sound-track that actually developed some tension rather than feeling like Godspeed or Dark Side of the Rainbow, and actually just replaced the entire cast (minus Rorscach maybe) with characters who can actually act/and or show emotion instead of just sitting there deadpan. I think a big thing the directors missed was making all the characters so detached. These are superheroes after all so presumably they would've been more concerned about what was going on. I mean the central conflict was about active vs. passive crime fighting. The problem is that they took superheroes who presumably would have a lot of character to care enough to go fight crime and turned them into office drones who'd rather talk about the latest cat pics on facebook. Basically, they emotionally started all the characters besides Rorschach as already accepting Ozi's plan instead of making that difference the central conflict (which it sorely needed as it otherwise had none).
I thought V for Vendetta was ok tho it likewise suffered from the same problem that Natalie Portman's character was essentially an observer rather than an active participant and that too much time was spent on characters running around who we've been told absolutely nothing about that might make them human. It was more manageable despite that because it wasn't as rushed as Watchmen. Constantine I don't remember if I watched it but it was rated pretty terribly.
Last edited by compguy; 01-08-2012 at 06:00 AM..
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i got v for vendetta on dvd and constantine on hddvd... might as well upgrade the two and get the watchmen too since i usually just watch a 720p mkv of it when I want to see it again.
speaking of watchmen... the reason i never bought it was because there was like a directors cut, and extended cut, an extended directors cut, an uncut cut that had the full black freighter cartoon, etc. which one is this?
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