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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - graffiti.maverick

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[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 11th, 2009 - 03:18 pm (Link)

Re: SPOILER WARNING FOR THIS COMMENT!

See, I don't think the point should be camp. The reason everyone in watchmen is normal is that the world moore created was supposed to be hyperreal, as opposed to the comedic innocence of the the 50s (which we discover wasn't so innocent or comedic after all). But the slowmo fight scenes didn't let me take anything in at my own pace. They distracted me. They came off more as the modern equivalent of the 60s Batman fight sequence. That's ok in some movies, not in this one.
[User Picture]From: brotherless_one Date: March 13th, 2009 - 10:43 am (Link)

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there is a lot of dissonance between the visuals of the fight scenes and the overall atmosphere of the story. IMO, it was intentionally done as a way of saying "these people enjoy the brutality of what they do". The shots at the end of the mugging scene did in seconds what the owl ship sex scene failed to do in what felt like 10 minutes.

in any event, you'll never here me say it was a good movie, but my expections going into it were based on knowing that its impossible to get a story that dense right in under 5 hours.

I agree with you and mike about pretty much everything else (besides cutting more. It's like trying to do "Roots" in 100 minutes...)
 

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