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Graphic novels that are subsequently made into blockbuster movies, such as WATCHMEN and SIN CITY, are completely mesmerizing and totally gory all at the same time. Needless to say, when I went and saw WATCHMEN on Friday, I was utterly fascinated. Although the entire movie ran tediously long, at 2 hours and 45 minutes, every scene managed to be a culmination of the last. Director Zack Snyder, who also directed 300, was a perfect match for this genre of film and helped to make the movie all the more intense.
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The original “minutemen” consisted of (L-R) Silhouette, Mothman, Dollar Bill, Nite Owl, Captain Metropolis, The Comedian (kneeling), Silk Spectre, and Hooded Justice. The novel tells the history of the rise and fall of a group of masked vigilante superheroes as they come together to fight the injustice in the world, and what happens after their “kind” is banned. So, to make sense of the character development, the makers of this movie had a task on their hands. As each lead character lives in a unique universe that must be thoroughly fleshed out, the devil is truly in the details.
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The astonishing costumes for WATCHMEN were designed by Michael Wilkinson, with the latex designs being fabricated by L.A. based Syren Couture. I also was in love with the gold, winged and geometric, 80’s style earrings worn by a few of the female characters, such as Laurie and Veidt’s assistant.
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Overall, this movie is one film that is not to be missed, although, now I’m wishing I would have seen it in IMAX. Can you imagine a better movie to see in IMAX? Especially the scene with Laurie and Dan making love inside their futuristic rocket, with a view of the full moon out the window. HOT!
This film truly has something for everyone, so even if superheroes and action-packed violence is not your thing, it’s sure to entice the senses. GO SEE IT!
(P.S. I shall henceforth be known as Satyn Spectre – you love it, don’t you?!)