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Watchmen!!!

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

     

    I’m your pusher (as of 03/11/09).

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    stupid people bringing children to this movie. although I did see the Exorcist when I was 10 YO on the big screen.

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

     

    I’m your pusher (as of 03/11/09).

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    they were fine with dr. manhatten.

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    do they not watch movies with sex scenes in them?

     

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    I was the youngest of 6 in the theater. There was a mother and son, I think, where the son was about 20 or so. When the sex scene happened they were high-tailing out of there.

    G-Man

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    I thought you would find this interesting…

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    just enough in the background. I like ‘the sound of silence’ simon and garfunkel that fit well

     

    we went to a late showing. well 7pm. no kids. 

     

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     seeing this film in anything but IMAX, you are just missing out.

    I don’t normally care how I see a movie. but this one. DEWD must be done in IMAX.

     

    the fight scenes and the breaking of bones and such, cool. the sound guys did an incredible job of delivering. OK, I gotta come down from the movie so I will edit this later. let me Grok a little more of this film. 

     

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    Stunning. Brilliant. I enjoyed the hell out of this movie, which was spectacular in IMAX. I think they did a great job all around. The music was used to good effect as well (Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears as Muzak was a nice touch). 

     

    In an amazing twist, nobody brought young kids to the showing this afternoon. 

     

    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

     

    I’m your pusher (as of 03/11/09).

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    it was really good. I need to read the graphic novel soon

    G-Man

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    TX you aren’t going to lunch or dinner… you’re "fixin to" go to lunch  

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    Sorry ’bout that.                      

                

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    Started working for Shell back in ’92 I moved to Kentucky. I had to switch over to saying lunch also. Now Its a toss up now that I’m back in Oklahoma.

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    I have switched over and say lunch but I do have three meals. it confuses people.

     

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper.

     

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    east of Oklahoma. Now thats a hoot! Its not often you hear anyone say that. One other thing is, when you go to lunch in Oklahoma, you dont say lets got to lunch, its "lets go to dinner" (if your a die hard Okies that is)

    "Chief informationless officer of the office of knows nothing" Any questions? :)

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    its just the comic in "motion".

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    are in Missoura (i know, had to spell it like i say it.)

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    ..is being released separately on DVD.  Click here to see it on Amazon, it’s titled the same as it was in the graphic novel: Tales of the Black Freighter.

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    about Dr. Manahttan. but no complaints from the girls when the x-men chick was naked throughtout the movie. makes you think

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    I AM not just junkie, I AM a pusher man (4000 and climbing) & I AM Sadocks Tangent Brother.

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    I glanced through it again after the movie to look for the wang, but must have missed that one…  good on ya.  Of course, I think the Doc in the movie was more… well… well… endowed…

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         As a long time fan of the original graphic novel, I had both high expectations and a sense of dread for this movie. "Watchmen" has often been called (and still is called) an unfilmable vision, and while the movie is very well executed, this is still true in many ways. One, there are far too many subplots and details to add in a feature length movie, and even so, Watchmen goes beyond feature length, to many viewers’ annoyance. Two, the times were and still are "A’Changin’". Watchmen was a powerful political and cultural statement at the time of it’s release, and many new viewers won’t pick up on some of the more dated references and imagery.

          To his credit, Zack Snyder proved to by worth his salt as a director with Watchmen. The challenge was very similar to the one that Peter Jackson faced with directing the Lord Of The Rings: he had to please the fans and the movie going audience. The fans wanted a perfect transition from graphic novel to the silver screen, and the masses wanted a good superhero movie (and there have been some horrible ones – Ang Lee’s Hulk, FF, Spidy 3, etc…). Considering the level that Watchmen was at in terms of story and visuals before it’s filming, pleasing the masses was not a problem. The fans were another story. In the end, Zack gave us what most of us were expecting: a decent retelling of a classic. There are enough references for hardcore fans to get (This Island Earth, Dollar Bill’s death) and some new surprises (Andy Warhol’s Nite Owl print – hilarious!).

         I can’t really say much more past this point with out becoming too longwinded and/or giving away MASSIVE spoilers, so I will say this. If you worship the original Watchmen graphic novel as a true classic (which it is), you may be disappointed. If you read Watchmen and loved it, and it’s on your bookshelf, you will enjoy the movie. If you just saw the trailer and think that this looks like it just might be worth seeing, then go for it.

         And if you’re a parent and want to treat your kids to a Saturday matinee, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, READ THE RATING!!! This movie has exploding bodies, brutal violence, soft-core sex, entirely too much blue dick, and Rorschach.

         ‘Nuff said.

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    They did a good job of not making a big deal about it, but the wang was never shown in the graphic novel.  Wonder why they chose to include it? 

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    I agree onthe sex scene.

    Really enjoyed it.  Rorsach was portrayed most exellently…

    I was surprised they stayed so true to the graphic novel.

    Missed the interplay between the kid and the newstand vendor and the comic in a comic thing… 

    hhhmmm…  SynapticJam on Toast – hhhmmm… tastes like chicken (aka PUVJK) #4 in crack hits (Special?  Ain’t I just)  Multiple S.H.I.T. Award Recipient!  Double Dipper and Triple Threat!  All-around uberjunkie!

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    Little puddles of marshmallow sauce??  ;p 

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    Amongst other things! ;)  

    A "Hoot" I AM? You sound like you’d make a fine Okie.  :)

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    I AM not just junkie, I AM a pusher man (4000 and climbing) & I AM Sadocks Tangent Brother.

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    *Clean up in aisle 3*

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    –Gmork (MP, CA, WC, TG, MoGC, AAGC, PWTG, TBG)

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    someone is going to lose an eye.

     

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    that sticky stuff on the floor ain’t old chewing gum and candy? 

                                     

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    The 5 minitue sex scenes (and while they may not seem like alot in words) were a bit much and a tad out of place as far as of the rest of the movie is concerened. i mean i know it was in the book and all but the scenes themselves did take a little too long. Not to mention the lack of a set up or or build up to it in the movie to save some time that actually just makes Silk Spectre kind of look like a whore. lol 

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    It feels like you’ve been around since dirt. You still haven’t hit 17 yet!  I’ve been on the site for over 20yrs now and you were here before I was. :p 

    Other than that, what have you been up to?????

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    …I was speaking more metaphorically. wink

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    i’ll give that an AMEN!

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    re: the sex scene.  I love me some lovin’ in a movie but the length and gratutiousness of the scene added absolutely nothing to the storyline.  It was basically a fanboy wet dream come true.

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    I thought the sex scene was kind of stupid, but overall I loved it.  One of my friends who has kids (6 and 4 respectively) decided to bring his kids (He went to a different showing, so i didn’t get to laugh at him during the movie).  We were laughing at him about it all night last night.  Great movie, but it earns its rated R rating. Also, Rorschach is the best character by far (casting-wise and in general)

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    It sold out in every single Imax theater across the country, the only to ever do that before was…you guessed it, The Dark Knight. Thats a pretty big acomplishment. Oh, and the movie was amazing by the way. GO SEE IT!

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    My dad wants to see it too.

    G-Man

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    But they were very strict on the "NO under 17s without parents" rule
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    thus i must go to IMAX

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    I AM not just junkie, I AM a pusher man (4000 and climbing) & I AM Sadocks Tangent Brother.

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    I might try to get into a show there tomorrow. If not, they other screens are quite large anyway…

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    Sounds like the way to go. I think there is an IMAX theatre near me.

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    well you are doing well in catching up. you are on the first page. 

     

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    You’ve beaten me to some crack before, but it’s cool. Besides, I have to catch up to you somehow.

     

    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    always was referring to all the Damn beatings in the countdown. I miss out on the crack hits cuz you are just to damn quick. so i consider that bad news. but it’s all good. I made off with some nice crack yesterday.

    Thanks, it’s kinda cool. 5000, just saying it gives me chills. I didn’t want to post just so I could bask in the number. 

     

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    Congratulations on 5000!!!

     

    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    you put in writing that they had indeed changed the end. all my other friends would start to say something and I would just cover my ears and sing/hum. then I could remain naive to the true facts. Watchmen will not be the same.

    But, I am reminded by the illustrious  Gmork that althogh it has been changed the Ideal and meaning is still there.

    Dude Really, love the book but I’m not a purist. just yanking your chain.

    this posting puts me at Exactly 5000.

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    for that format. Now here’s hopin its a good movie.

    I don’t read the script. The script reads me. – Kirk Lazarus

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    Yeah, IMAX style! Now I know what theatre I’m going to.

     

    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    Checkin it out IMAX style

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    I went with this chick I was dating, her friends and their young son. Yeah, great idea bringing him. He freaked right out during the movie. 

     

     

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    Somebody should have tripped his dumb ass down the aisle.

     

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    there was a dude that brought a very young kid to the cinema showing I was at…..they left about a quarter of the way through.

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    Overall I thought it was quite good.  I’ll caveat that with the fact that I had read the graphic novel ahead of the movie and I think to some degree that made it more enjoyable.  Not that it’s 100% necessary to have read the book but I personally think it made it easier to appreciate the homages to scenes they couldn’t spend a lot of time or energy on.

    They did, indeed, change the ending but it made sense and still aided in communicating the underlying meaning of the event.  If I had a compliant, it would only be that I thought some of the music didn’t quite fit a few of the moments…it was only midly distracting, though.  In all, it was excellent for it’s genre.  Oh, and if you’re thinking of taking a child to see it…DON’T.  It’s bloody, violent, and somewhat despairing for someone not old enough to understand that sometimes the world just ain’t fair.

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     no way. that is what makes the book.

    Dude that sucks. I didn’t hear they had actually done it. i heard rumors but didn’t want to believe. DDJ you suck, always the messenger of bad news. but alas I should not beat the messenger. You are still my fellow Junkie DDJ, I love you, man.  

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    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    heard there are only minor changes in the transition from book to movie.

     

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    After I finish reading the book. I am reading it right now.

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    ….even though I really want to see it tonight. Not having to put up with a large crowd of jackasses is always a bonus.

     

    You don’t understand. I’M not locked in here with YOU. YOU’RE locked in here with ME. – Rorschach

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    I might even skip a little work on tuesday so I can see it with a smaller crowd. 

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    Today’s the big day (6:45 to be exact!), any other junkies going to see it/seen it? This is the place to post your thoughts, feelings, rants, raves and reviews.

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