Flick Crit: Watchmen – Not Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Latest film review at Cinema Takes is Watchmen: Not Everybody Wants To Rule The World:

Who’s watching the Watchmen is one of its themes. Apparently lots of people are, if early box office is any indication.

Others can buy into the disputes between the filmmakers and purists of DC Comics about this story of comic book heroes. The graphic novel hasn’t been my preferred genre since the 1950s but I have enjoyed some of the film adaptations of the less well known super heroes and villains such as Sin City, V for Vendatta and Iron Man. Perhaps the best of the recent ones was Hell Boy.

If you’re tired of Batman and Spiderman retreads, then this could be the movie for you. If you’re a fan of the comics, then you might want to wait for an extended director’s cut due later in the year. Too much is obviously not enough for some people!

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  1. “I have enjoyed some of the film adaptations of the less well known super heroes and villains such as Sin City, V for Vendatta and Iron Man. Perhaps the best of the recent ones was Hell Boy.”

    Agree…minus ‘Iron Man’…but we had a lousy blueray copy from the DVD shop that kept skipping. We had to add a download from the manufacturer to the DVD player, but by that time ‘Iron Man’ was back in the shop.

    Interesting how many movies are nihilistic & apocalyptic in theme these days. And the time shifting factor comes in alot. Must be the chemicals they put in the American popcorn…:)

    Informative review…I’m gonna check this one out for sure.
    N’

  2. Sin City and V for Vendatta – I thought those movies were great and I didn’t even know that they were comics!

    Watchmen sounds interesting, I’ll probably see it, which is pretty good since I haven’t read any comics for ages.

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