Saturday, March 7, 2009
Who watches the Watchmen?
Watchmen. It's the new superhero (without the super, so they say) movie. I haven't read the comic....err...graphic novel (graphic novel? what the heck?) yet, nor do I plan to, but I do know quite a bit about it and it seems pretty awesome. Most superhero comics are awesome and have potential to translate into awesome movies, but I refuse to read them. I'm not that nerdy. I do enjoy most of the movies, though.
Back to my original subject: Watchmen. I first saw the trailer for it when I went to see Ironman last May (Ironman is a great movie) and I thought, "What the heck is this? What are watchmen? What are they watching? It looks like it could be good, though..." and I promptly forgot about the movie. But more recently I started getting caught up in the hype about the movie's release this weekend so I decided to look into it.
Dude. It looks awesome. It looks dark and twisted and interesting. It's rated R. I was pretty disappointed, but I figured I'd still look into it and see just what's in it to make it have such a strong rating. Most of what I found was long lists of all the bloody violent scenes with a couple mentionings of limited sexual content. I spoke with a close friend of mine about going to see the movie, since it seemed to be something that I would allow myself to watch. We agreed we'd see it next week in the new Muvico theater in the mall (so sweet, you have no idea. It's freaking awesome).
Then the movie was released (last night)....and people started to talk about the "Watchmen sex scene". In my research I didn't find anything about a sex scene, so I decided to look into the movie one more time before committing fully to seeing it. What I found was a much more extensive list of objectional moments in the movie and I was really disappointed. I wanted to see this movie in theaters to get the whole awesome effect, but I've decided not to.
Maybe one day I'll rent the DVD and skip over the objectional parts, but I don't know. I hate that sex sells. Seriously. Lame.