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Watchmen
« on: March 06, 2009, 11:19:05 PM »
Alright I read the Comicbook once a long time ago. I forgot an awful lot of the sub points (Like the little tryst in Archie, was that even in the comicbook?) And I am not sure I remember all of the gratuitous sex, and nudity. But I thought it was better than 300 and Sin City.

Still if you plan on going to see this be forewarned, there is A LOT of violence and Blood, and sex. Also there are some characters that are suggesting that God exists and some that deny He exists.

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 12:05:47 PM »
I heard last night, that if you read the BOOK first, you will like it better.  So... there is a book somewhere. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 02:27:46 PM »
I heard last night, that if you read the BOOK first, you will like it better.  So... there is a book somewhere. 

COMIC BOOKS.

Alan Moore.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009, 03:20:31 PM »
They called it a "graphic Novel"...  Big and much more than a comic book.  It's on Amazon.com. 

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009, 03:20:54 PM »
They called it a "graphic Novel"...  Big and much more than a comic book.  It's on Amazon.com. 

It was a run of comic books before it was a GN.  Sometimes these would also be referred to as a TPB (Trade Paperback).  I have an EE degree, so trust me, I know.

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009, 03:55:01 PM »
They called it a "graphic Novel"...  Big and much more than a comic book.  It's on Amazon.com. 

It was a run of comic books before it was a GN.  Sometimes these would also be referred to as a TPB (Trade Paperback).  I have an EE degree, so trust me, I know.

So, is this GN a combination of all the Watchmen comic books into one book? 

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009, 05:19:49 PM »
They called it a "graphic Novel"...  Big and much more than a comic book.  It's on Amazon.com. 

It was a run of comic books before it was a GN.  Sometimes these would also be referred to as a TPB (Trade Paperback).  I have an EE degree, so trust me, I know.

Wouldn't you have been about two when these were out?

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2009, 07:23:54 PM »
...I have an EE degree, so trust me, I know.

What does Evangelical Engineering got to do with it?  ::bueno::

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 09:41:06 AM »
They called it a "graphic Novel"...  Big and much more than a comic book.  It's on Amazon.com. 

It was a run of comic books before it was a GN.  Sometimes these would also be referred to as a TPB (Trade Paperback).  I have an EE degree, so trust me, I know.

Wouldn't you have been about two when these were out?

6.  And when I was 7, ST: TNG debuted.

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2009, 08:59:40 PM »
Unfortunately I paid money to watch Watchmen.... I am 22 years old and most people my age (well lately its just most people) think its a little weird that I will not watch movies that are rated R. But my husband wanted to see Watchmen and from the previews I thought it might be okay. I was so disappointed! The movie was filled with violence for one thing but also I thought "why in the world do we need to see naked characters all the time!" And you may find this amusing but I wont let my husband watch sex scenes (of course I don't watch them either) so we covered our eyes. Alot! I just kept wondering what has happened to society that this kinda movie is acceptable? Also violence upsets me and I cover my eyes not to have those images stick in my head. So I think all in all I had my eyes cover for at least half the movie. I also didn't think the movie was that good in general. As we left the theater I remarked to my husband that I didn't think the movie would have done very well without all the graphic violence and nudity to interest people. I said it with a sigh. The world is starting to worry me now that I am old enough to pay attention to what is going on.

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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2009, 09:02:47 PM »
Unfortunately I paid money to watch Watchmen.... I am 22 years old and most people my age (well lately its just most people) think its a little weird that I will not watch movies that are rated R. But my husband wanted to see Watchmen and from the previews I thought it might be okay. I was so disappointed! The movie was filled with violence for one thing but also I thought "why in the world do we need to see naked characters all the time!" And you may find this amusing but I wont let my husband watch sex scenes (of course I don't watch them either) so we covered our eyes. Alot! I just kept wondering what has happened to society that this kinda movie is acceptable? Also violence upsets me and I cover my eyes not to have those images stick in my head. So I think all in all I had my eyes cover for at least half the movie. I also didn't think the movie was that good in general. As we left the theater I remarked to my husband that I didn't think the movie would have done very well without all the graphic violence and nudity to interest people. I said it with a sigh. The world is starting to worry me now that I am old enough to pay attention to what is going on.

The movie is straight from the comic book, at least pretty faithful.  It was written when you were born.

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2009, 12:15:01 AM »
"And you may find this amusing but I wont let my husband watch sex scenes (of course I don't watch them either) so we covered our eyes."

I always wonder what it means when I see a woman say this...  Does it mean the he would watch them if you let him?  Or does it mean that you are babysitting rather than being married? 

But, I don't find it amusing, I find it to be telling.

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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2009, 06:12:16 AM »
Lots of people deal with life by going through most of it with their eyes closed. :)

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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2009, 09:12:08 PM »
Lots of people deal with life by going through most of it with their eyes closed. :)

I think it's great if people don't watch sex scenes...  I don't.  But, if you are not watching them because someone just won't let you... where is your heart in the matter really?

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 09:47:05 AM »
I haven't seen it yet. My friend was horrified by the number of kids sitting in the theater with their parents...seriously, I heard the frontal nudity on the blue glowing guy was lengthy. Why do people think that if it was a comic it is for kids? I won't let my kids watch The Dark Knight because it would be too scary for them. I can barely let my kids watch parts of Spiderman or Iron Man because of the adult themes.