So I saw the Watchmen movie over the weekend (all but five or so minutes of the more violent/yucky parts, that is).
The movie was, in my opinion, “[coital-synonym-gerund-used-as-a-positive-comparative-modifier deleted ] incredible.” Arguably the best movie version of a comic book that I can think of. It was as good as I’d hoped for. It was a good movie, and seemed like it would make sense even to someone who had not read the comics now was a comic book reader. Continue reading
I went and saw the film, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the day after it opened, to make sure I saw it, on an at-least-middlin’ sized screen.
I enjoyed it a lot; I’d happily go see it again (on a larger screen, if possible), and if the eventual DVD has extra material, I’d rent/borrow it for that, although I don’t feel the desire to own and re-re-re-see the movie.
Spoiler alert: for those of you who haven’t read the book (yet), I’ll do the first half of this review without giving anything away, beyond stuff from the first few minutes. I’ll put up a Spoilers Follow flag before any serious plot-killers. Continue reading