Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm

Watchman: A brief non-spoilerish review

I loved the opening montage, under the credits, with all sorts of pop culture stuff going on. Set up the time and place of The Watchmen, which helped as much of the background in the comics went by quickly.

I thought it did better than The Dark Knight in exploring the theme of a hero's duty and responsibility, and it did much much better than Lost in integrating overlapping flashbacks to drive the backstory.

On the Shockwave Radio Theater scale of 9 to 23, I'd give The Watchmen about a 20. I may flix the DVD for deleted scenes. 2 hours and 43 minutes goes by fast.

There is no extra material after the credits.

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