I never did read the original Watchmen series created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons which was published by DC comics in the mid-80s. But I've heard so much about it over the years that I was thrilled to learn that they were going to turn the series into a movie.
Couldn't be there last night, so I headed out to the theatre as soon as I exited the gym this afternoon. Watchmen starts with a bang and builds a lot of momentum. So much so that at first I thought that this flick could top last year's The Dark Knight. The flashback scenes add a lot of depth to the story, and it's nice to see most of the tropes regarding superheroes kicked in the balls along the way.
Could have done without the corny moonlit sex scene and the Matrix-esque fight sequences. But other than that, I thought the movie was pretty solid.
Speculative fiction fans should enjoy it, even though the pace and the storylines start to drag 2/3 into the movie. Which, if I'm hearing what people say correctly, is what kills Watchmen for a lot of people.
So regular folks won't be able to get into it as much as they did with the latest Batman. . . Big deal. Still, a good, if overlong, flick. Check it our for yourself!
Oh and Rorschach rules!;-)