Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore & illus. Dave Gibbons
Don’t you just love it when you turn up to watch a crappy film and then get to see an excellent one by total fluke? That’s what to be me last night. Heading out to watch Marley and Me which I’d won tickets to, but when we went to collect them we spotted that they were also having a special screening of Watchmen. Himself, being the geek that he is, asked about any spare tickets. On the off chance. The movies.ie people looked at each other, then told us to come back at 7. If they had any left over we’d get them. And they did. So in we went to watch Watchment. After having our phones checked to make sure they were switched off, outside the screen, which is a bit silly, I mean we easily could’ve switched them on again, if we were morons. I also spotted the camera yoke they use to scan the audience during the film to make sure no one is recording the film. I guess security was tight.
Anyways you most likely want to know what I thought of the film. Well, keeping in mind that I haven’t read the book yet so can’t do the whole comparison thing, I think it was really good. Solid, solid entertainment. Not quite what I was expecting, I thought there’d be more action, but still v good.
It looks fantastic. And the actors all do a great job. Especially Nite Owl II, Wilson was very good at playing the one really likeable character in the film. The only one I wasn’t all that happy with was Akerman playing Laurie, she seemed more interested in tossing her hair and looking purty than actually acting.
For those that aren’t into comics or fantasy & sci-fi, well, give it a miss, you’ll spend the your time at the cinema going “but but but….” however for those of us who do appreciate a “silly costume” this is a really good film. I don’t think it’ll rank as one of my all time favourites. Maybe after I’ve read the book, or seen it again. But its a damn fine film all the same. Damn fine