|To any parents of young children out there....
||[Mar. 7th, 2009|01:38 pm]
Ok, if you have young children, or children below the age of 17, (and I can only think of 2 friends of mine who do, and they both know better so ignore this lecture) keep this in mind:
Watchmen is an R-Rated movie that is extremely R-Rated, based off of a graphic novel/comic book mini-series (whatever you want to call it) that covers some pretty vile and adult topics, and the movie doesn't gloss them over.
No one below the age of 17 should see this movie, and I know quite a few 17 year olds who shouldn't see this movie.
That said, I extremely enjoyed the movie. Yes they changed a few things that I wish they would have left the same, including a rather drastic change that I really don't agree with, but I can understand why they did it (leaving it the original way would have added minutes to a movie that was already pushing 3 hrs and if they left it in they would have been compared to Mad Max (which predated the original scene) or ... *BLEH!* Saw *Bleh* (which didn't)).
It's a good movie. I think if he wasn't' still pissed with DC over V for Vendetta (which he had every right to be after the way that went down), Alan Moore would be proud of what was accomplished.
So, I would recommend seeing it, just keep in mind that it's not a super fluffy bunny happy Superhero movie.
If you want that, go out and rent last summer's Iron Man or Incredible Hulk, or the new Wonder Woman direct to DVD feature that just came out. They're all good, and definitely a whole lot less offensive than Watchmen
I'm sorry for the rant, there is a reason for this, but I'm not gonna bore you with it right now.