The Golden Idol wrote:
Everyone who has seen it is not showing a whole lot of emotion about it for some reason.
I've felt this as well. For some reason, everyone, including DDC, are pretty calm about it (no raving or ranting). Is this a good thing?
Who can blame them after the huge backlash to Matt Sellman's glowing non-review from a few days ago?
Btw, who do you mean with "everyone" anyway? As mentioned, Sellman has been raving about it, Faraci from Chud also seems to have been blown away, Kevin Smith raved about it as far back as last summer.
Besides, like with every movie, even with a great one, some people are inevitably gonna be disappointed when it fails to live up to the hype (and what does?), no matter how it turns out. Look at The Dark Knight. I liked the movie very much and even though i have been aware of some of its shortcomings, i thought it was a great example of what a blockbuster should be ideally. But on the other hand lots of people were stating how they were completely underwhelmed, which i could absolutely not fathom, but i guess that's what happens when something gets hyped as much as TDK did. Now, i don't know how well Watchmen turned out, but even if it is really good, it's not gonna please everyone, so i think it's completely understandable that DC and others like him try to give us an calm and critical assessment of what they saw.
Also, like DC said, it must be much to take in all at once and he has to let it sink in first. I know some of my favorite movies/TV series have left me with mixed or "meh" feelings at first, until i've rewatched them multiple times (not to say that everything gets better with mutliple viewing). I'd say the same goes for music or art in general. My favorite things are mostly the ones that i didn't fully "get" at first and that have grown on me over time, by experiencing them over and over again, possibly aided by an ever evolving perspective on things, life, whatever. On the other hand, lot's of things that i like at first sight tend to lose some of their charm the second, third time around.
So let's give DC the time to let everything sink in and hope that the movie indeed is one of those experiences that while not "perfect", does grow with every viewing and does in fact demand to be seen multiple times to fully appreciate.