Watchmen

Feb. 26th, 2009 07:23 pm
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So I finished the graphic novel today. I was never much into comics as a child. I loved cartoons, but was never exposed to comics beyond the newspaper comic strip. So I've been slowly getting into comics, starting with Batman since he's always been my favorite character. And with the Watchmen film coming out next week, I figured it would be a good idea to read the graphic novel beforehand. So when people start saying they completely f'd up the story I'll know what they are talking about. Actually I hope it stays as true as it can. While I was reading it, I recognized panels as shots from the trailer so it seems the director literally took the comic panel and turned it into the film, for at least some shots. I'll post a review of the film hopefully on Tuesday if I manage to get into the WB employee screening. If not I'll try for the second screening on Thursday. I think they are expecting it to be popular as I don't believe they've done two separate screenings before. I will LJ cut any review under spoilers so as to not ruin things in case anyone on my f-list is waiting to see the film.

And speaking of spoilers, here's what I thought about the graphic novel. I don't use any specific details but in case anyone has not read it and doesn't want to be spoiled for the film. Don't read. :)

As for the graphic novel. While I was reading it, I thought it was an extremely compelling story and well illustrated. I really got into it and couldn't wait to see the film and see how it translated. It's the ending I'm not sure about. I don't hate it, I don't love it. It's just left me going huh? I don't know what to make of it. It's not that I don't understand it, it's just emotionally I don't know what to make of it. I keep thinking about it and just can't seem to come to a decision about it. And that could have been the authors intent, to just leave you thinking. If so, it worked.

On a side note. I know of few of my f-list read comics. Does anyone read Wonder Woman? And if so, what's a good series to start in? That's my biggest problem with comics. For the big guys, they've been around so long, I just never know which series to start with.

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Date: 2009-02-28 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seapealsh.livejournal.com
I own about 6 Wonder Woman comics but they're from the mid 60s so I can't advise you this time!

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Date: 2009-02-28 09:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oanimation.livejournal.com
Aw darn. Well I know if I want to get into Legion to ask you. I just don't want to get into legion right now. :)

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Date: 2009-03-02 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaesha.livejournal.com
Sadly, I don't read DC. My big jones was for Marvel back in the day and now it's either Dark Horse or independent (when I actually pick up something interesting, which isn't much?). I have one Supergirl comic that someone bought me for my birthday, but that's what happens when someone who isn't into comic books buys you a comic book. They really have no clue how all of the publishers, writers, artists, storylines, etc. matter and just assume a comic book is a comic book.

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Date: 2009-03-02 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oanimation.livejournal.com
Hi. *glomps* How are you?

And darn no DC. Oh well, I'm still reading Batman. Maybe by Comic Con I'll be ready for some Wonder Woman and I'm sure someone there can point me in the right direction. :)

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