It's true what you might have heard; it is magnificent, fun to watch, appealing to the eye, a great length... and I'm only talking about Dr. Manhattan's(Billy Crudup) blue, radioactive dick.
There's not many new releases i give a shit about. Notwithstanding, i have been anticipating this one. I can't believe it took me a fucking week to see this shit in the theater! I've enjoyed Watchmen every time i've read it. This immensely creative piece of fiction definitely deserves its status as one of (if not) THE best graphic novels/comic books ever. I wasn't eager for a film adaptation. Alan Moore has said himself that he thinks his stories are best enjoyed read in a comfortable chair with a cup of hot coffee. I agree. However, this adaptation is admirable.
The cast was almost all unfamiliar faces. I couldn't quite detach myself from Silk Spectre playing the hosky from the Heartbreak Kid and Harold and Kumar go to White Castle(freakshow's wife).
As expected, some things were abridged and changed. The main plots and overall story were intact, though. My friends who hadn't read the book said they felt that the characters were weeeeeeeak. Character development might have suffered. Probably not in Rorschach or the Comedian's case. The tale of the Black Freighter subplot was completely omitted. The ending was altered as well but not much. It packed the same sentiments as the comic. Bla-owww!!
If you wanna see a good movie go see the Watchmen. If you feel like reading a really good graphic novel(i hate calling TPB's and comics that) then read the Watchmen. You don't have to be in to comics to enjoy this one. I think. I'm not sure because i love comics(especially Alan Moore's).