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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:50 am 
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Watchmen Peaks in first 15 minutes
http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20446103_9,00.html

funnily enough though it's the only movie in the list in which they use a shot that isn't in the first 15 minutes.

the comments are very split, about half of the comments agreeing, and half disagreeing.

i personally disagree, although the movie is far from perfect, as a movie, (i do consider it close to perfect as adaptations go) it peaks many more times than in the opening scenes.

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The whole list is produced by random people whose opinions outstretch their knowledge. It's no more useful than the IMDB discussion boards, and it's certainly not EW saying it.

At any rate, when the reviews originally hit the net, there was definite unanimous praise for the opening scenes, even in the bad reviews. Bad in both ways.

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The whole list is produced by random people whose opinions outstretch their knowledge. It's no more useful than the IMDB discussion boards, and it's certainly not EW saying it.

At any rate, when the reviews originally hit the net, there was definite unanimous praise for the opening scenes, even in the bad reviews. Bad in both ways.


either way they still posted it on their site.
it's a pretty stupid article, but i thought it might spark discussion.

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Incidentally, TF has just published a feature on brilliant opening credit sequences... guess which film makes an appearance...
http://www.totalfilm.com/features/25-am ... -sequences

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maybe this thread could become "Watchmen appears in internet "Top #" lists?

i just read that list, and not a single Pixar movie, wtf?

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I think the entire film is good. But I think that there is a certain excitement and beauty in the first 15 minutes that the movie tries to replicate throughout and it never quite reaches it again. I think it's a result of Snyder trying to stick too close to the graphic novel to the point that it was creatively asphxiating.

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Watchmen 14th best comic book movie of all time according to IGN
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/110/1105428p3.html

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Over the years, many tried to film Alan Moore's classic tale, but it was 300's Zack Snyder who was finally able to get the job done, seemingly performing a miracle along the way, Doc Manhattan style.

The resulting epic left fans divided. Is it too exacting a reproduction of the original graphic novel? Or did Snyder elevate the comic book adaptation genre to new heights? IGN stands firmly on the side of the latter opinion. We see Watchmen as having the potential of being a Blade Runner type film, the kind of picture which comes to be more and more appreciated on home viewings over the years.
There's a lot going on in the story of Rorschach and the Comedian and the Nite Owl, and unlike many of its peers Watchmen is truly a film which merits multiple viewings, unveiling new and tasty elements each time.

It's a shame, really, that the R-rated film was deemed a failure at the box office, for the studios' read on that is surely to just dumb down future superhero movies rather than attempt more adult themes and situations in the genre. Our loss.

Favorite Moment: There are quite a few amazing sequences, but perhaps the best scene is the opening-credits montage, which depicts the transition of the Watchmen world from the Golden Age to the current time period.


sitting snugly between 300 (#15) and Kick ass (#13) not bad going!

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Watchmen 14th best comic book movie of all time according to IGN
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/110/1105428p3.html

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Over the years, many tried to film Alan Moore's classic tale, but it was 300's Zack Snyder who was finally able to get the job done, seemingly performing a miracle along the way, Doc Manhattan style.

The resulting epic left fans divided. Is it too exacting a reproduction of the original graphic novel? Or did Snyder elevate the comic book adaptation genre to new heights? IGN stands firmly on the side of the latter opinion. We see Watchmen as having the potential of being a Blade Runner type film, the kind of picture which comes to be more and more appreciated on home viewings over the years.
There's a lot going on in the story of Rorschach and the Comedian and the Nite Owl, and unlike many of its peers Watchmen is truly a film which merits multiple viewings, unveiling new and tasty elements each time.

It's a shame, really, that the R-rated film was deemed a failure at the box office, for the studios' read on that is surely to just dumb down future superhero movies rather than attempt more adult themes and situations in the genre. Our loss.

Favorite Moment: There are quite a few amazing sequences, but perhaps the best scene is the opening-credits montage, which depicts the transition of the Watchmen world from the Golden Age to the current time period.


sitting snugly between 300 (#15) and Kick ass (#13) not bad going!


they said that CA:TFA was his second live-action feature. clearly, they forgot about the 70s.


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AvatarIII wrote:
and Kick ass (#13) not bad going!


Behind Kick-Ass? :?

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There is some real crap ahead of WATCHMEN on this list.

The Dark Knight #1! What a shock! Kick Ass, which I enjoyed, should not be ahead of WATCHMEN. The first Superman movie, yeah, it was big, but it is so dated now as to be a joke. No X-Men movies should be in the top 10. Period.

Oh, well, if this lame list brings some folks to the film, then that's a plus.


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Kick Ass, which I enjoyed


I'll never understand how people enjoyed that movie so much.

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There is some real crap ahead of WATCHMEN on this list.


Indeed.

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I personally had Watchmen placed at #3 on my list of favorite films when it first came out, I recently revised the list and it dropped to like #20 or something. Now that it's been pointed out, the first 15 minutes are easily the best parts but really there's alot of great moments that reach up there too (namely Doctor Manhattan's and Rorschach's origin bits, and the ending).

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It's probably not even in my top one hundred.

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It's probably not even in my top one hundred.


You haven't even seen a hundred comic book movies :lol:

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I thought we were just talking about top films, not top comic films.

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Watchmen seems to be getting more beloved with time
here it is at number 2 comic book movie behind TDK.
http://www.critiques4geeks.com/2011/09/ ... ovies-4-2/ although that was pre-avengers.

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AvatarIII wrote:
Watchmen seems to be getting more beloved with time


Are you basing that on the contents of the single link you provided? This 'Top Ten' doesn't specify how the placings were worked out - how many opinions were canvassed; was it put out to a public vote, or what the results were based on. Also, given that this 'Top Ten' is nearly 9 months old, the page you link to has attracted ONE comment (showing disbelief that 'Watchmen' was even AT No 2), which could suggest this is a bit of an obscure website.

I'd hardly hold up that link as an example of 'Watchmen' seemingly becoming 'more beloved with time'.

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Watchmen seems to be getting more beloved with time


Are you basing that on the contents of the single link you provided? This 'Top Ten' doesn't specify how the placings were worked out - how many opinions were canvassed; was it put out to a public vote, or what the results were based on. Also, given that this 'Top Ten' is nearly 9 months old, the page you link to has attracted ONE comment (showing disbelief that 'Watchmen' was even AT No 2), which could suggest this is a bit of an obscure website.

I'd hardly hold up that link as an example of 'Watchmen' seemingly becoming 'more beloved with time'.


Truly you are of satanic nature.

Seriously dude, the Watchmen movie was pretty good, it will be appreciated more as time passes.

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Watchmen seems to be getting more beloved with time


Are you basing that on the contents of the single link you provided? This 'Top Ten' doesn't specify how the placings were worked out - how many opinions were canvassed; was it put out to a public vote, or what the results were based on. Also, given that this 'Top Ten' is nearly 9 months old, the page you link to has attracted ONE comment (showing disbelief that 'Watchmen' was even AT No 2), which could suggest this is a bit of an obscure website.

I'd hardly hold up that link as an example of 'Watchmen' seemingly becoming 'more beloved with time'.


Truly you are of satanic nature.

Seriously dude, the Watchmen movie was pretty good, it will be appreciated more as time passes.


Maybe it will - maybe it won't; my question was if the posted link was supposed to be evidence of this.

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