atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#1643: Watchmen

I picked up the "director's cut" version Tuesday afternoon, and watched it this evening.

I'm happy with it.

They made a few--very few--changes to some things. Some of the changes were improvements; the ones that weren't were still reasonable.

Many key scenes were taken straight out of the freakin' comic book. Like the director actually read the thing, said, "I like this, let's use it" and then actually used it.

It's not too strong a word to say that I was "delighted" with the treatment of the story. Several times I caught myself grinning because I was enjoying seeing the thing done, and done well.

If all Hollywood adaptations were this good, my blood pressure would be a good 10 mm of Hg lower.
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