Sunday, March 8, 2009

Movie night: The Watchmen on IMAX

So last night I went with the fella and a few other friends to see The Watchmen, and I have to say I loved it! The movie completely lived up to the high standards set by the original comic book series. There was no cheesy acting, no silly cliched scenes, and the sound track was filled with an eclectic mix of of old songs that somehow worked perfectly together. We went to see it on the IMAX screen, which really was definitely the way it should be seen. Naturally, we had to sit through the cheesy IMAX pre-show, which was moderately cool the first time couple times I saw it back in 1985. You'd think that they'd notice that the audience jeers and mocks it now, but you'd be wrong. Oh well, it was worth it.

One thing that made the night extra fun was the girl sitting in the row in front of us. While we were chatting before the movie started, she kept turning around to agree vehemenently with all our opinions. It was random and fun, in an eavesdroppy sort of way.

If you haven't seen it already, you should go. Right now. One thing to note though: it's a very intricately woven and complicated storyline. I was really glad I'd read the comic serics beforehand; our friends that hadn't read it all said they found the movie a little hard to follow.

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