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Watchmen Again

A +3 macro filter does nothing but taunt me towards a dedicated macro lens.

A +3 macro filter does nothing but taunt me towards a dedicated macro lens.

I just finished watching Watchmen for the second time (hence a later post). In between viewings of the movie I read the graphic novel just to see how the movie varied from the graphic novel. And also so I could weigh in on any debates about which was better.

The movie leaves out several of the subplots and running themes of the novel however I feel that this omission does not detract from the movie. Also the altered ending is more fitting for 2009 as the original is probably more fitting for 1985 (though I cannot say, I was not there). There is just one line from the novel that I feel should have been in the movie and that is the last line Veidt says to Dr. Manhattan.

I must admit that on the second viewing the movie did seem a little long in the middle and since I watched it with my parents who had no idea what it was about I was able to get their opinions. Mostly they did not feel that the movie was going anywhere or that it was coherent.

In the end it is a good movie, though I do not know if it is one that a person could watch and re-watch several times.

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