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How Not to Watch the Watchmen

Don’t make the mistake of re-reading the book before seeing the movie. You’ll get too distracted by the things added and removed from the flick. I would have enjoyed it more if I went in with only a vague memory of the book.

I was hoping for a great movie. Instead, I got a pretty good movie.

It inspired me to name my next rock band “Dangling Blue Wang.”

The biggest change, of course, is the ending. Sorry fan-boys, but the movie ending is better than the book. It was true to the spirit of the story (I was afraid they were going to do this with a happy ending) and tied everything together better than the original comic did.

But if you’re a real fan-boy, if you just can’t handle the new ending, I’d suggest seeing the movie and then going out for some calamari. But it has to be great calamari. Mind blowing calamari.

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  1. dammit. I just re-read it.

    Johnny Virgil | Mar 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. I read the comic for the first time in preparation for the movie. I have to agree, the movie ending is better than the book ending. Wraps things up better, makes more sense.

    John | Mar 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. I didn’t like the new ending very much. Considering that the threat was completely unstoppable and could easily destroy humanity BEFORE they could unite (well, I know it wasn’t actually the threat, but the world doesn’t the know what really happened). At least in the GN, mankind might actually have a chance against the threat.

    I know the ending would have to be tweaked regardless, even if it did keep the squid thing, but I think having a completely otherworldly threat is more likely to unite humanity rather than one nation’s “weapon” going berserk (like that plan couldn’t possibly backfire horribly).

    But I agree, it was a pretty good movie, but it did have the potential to be to superhero movies what Godfather is to gangster movies.

    Harley | Mar 17, 2009 | Reply

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