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watchmen - short review
monsteralice and I saw Watchmen tonight. It's excellent. Very true to the book (which means that people with short attention spans won't like it). Most of the changes worked for me just fine- the central story remained, and it all worked very well. The acting was good and solid. And we really liked the way they used music to set the mood. It was gripping and involving, so much that I hardly noticed how long it was.

Definitely going to get the DVD... probably the director's cut, but in any case one that includes the animated "Tales of the Black Freighter". We'll probably get the soundtrack, too.

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Got to agree with you on every count. I thought the casting was superb, especially Rorshach. I caught a 10 am show on Friday. :)

Yeah, Rorshach was brilliant. So was Dr. Manhattan.

We thought the music rocked too.

I loved the film, and was particularly blown away by its soundtrack. Their song choice was spot on, "Times they are a changin'" for the opening, and a wonderfully haunting inclusion of All Along the Watchtower. My fav has to be the use of Ride of the Valkylries in 'Nam, though.

The best, though, was the conversation we had after:

Friend 1: So, when you become a super hero, what will your costume be?

Me: I don't know, but it will definitely have a cape.

Friend 2: Mine will have a giant blue penis.

Yes, and "Sounds of Silence" for the funeral...

Will his giant blue penis glow in the dark?

Oh, and I looked at the soundtrack CD currently available... they left out stuff, including "First We Take Manhattan", "99 Luftballoons", and "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"... bummer...

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