Tuesday, March 10, 2009

-- 6 things about the Watchmen

So I saw the Watchmen Saturday night. Some observations:

1. Nobody explained how they got their superhuman strength.

2. To be a superhero, you must be rich. Money needs to flow through your life the way the tradewinds flow around the earth; constantly, forcefully, endlessly, and sometimes even relentlessly.

3. You should be able to whip a lot of butt.

4. You need an enormous garage the size of 6 super Walmarts to store the spaceship you built with those gobs of cash (nevermind that the the technology doesn't even exist or that even finding a space that large in a congested city isn't physically possible).

5. As long as I'm on the subject of the impossible, fine. I will also suspend my belief about the guy who recreated himself from a protracted circulatory system and will even pretend no one would have noticed the enormous installation being secretly erected at the South Pole, but do not tell me that a chick with hair that long can kick that much ass without it getting in the way.

6. There was good advice in this tiny line: "If he's pretending to care, he cares."

This aside, the movie was awesome, and I'm not normally into the comic book genre. It was kindof like The Matrix meets Batman meets Contact meets The Spirit, but at the same time it was none of those things. Go see it. (Unless you are extremely bothered by gore....)


Niffer said...

Every now and then it surprises me how much of the comic book world my husband knows. He claims to never have read any actual comics, but for some reason he knows all the story lines. I'm not sure I believe him that he's never opened a book.

Niffer said...

By the way, I will be writing a post soon about my new found super power. Yep, you heard me. I am one of those few people who has one - in REAL life!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

you liked it? i've heard bad things and good things. the husband wants to go and see it.

spleeness said...

I loved it. I would go see it again. I didn't expect to like it but it really did wow me.

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