QUOTE (rushgoober @ Mar 9 2009, 08:01 AM) QUOTE (Del_Duio @ Mar 9 2009, 05:18 AM) I have to admit that people who never read it are going to be VERY lost at the movie, since so much is not explored and so much is left out.
I never read the book/graphic novel/comic book/whatever, but I didn't feel lost at all.
Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed the movie a lot regardless, but the one thing I really would have liked to be explained, however, was more about super powers.
For example, I really appreciated how they went back and explained how Dr. Manhattan became the way he was, but for all the other costumed heroes - well, they went back and did origins on some of them, but there was a tremendous amount left unexplained. Like how did Rorscach's mask do what it did? From what I could perceive, Dr. Manhattan was the only one with any REAL power. Besides having cool costumes and nifty gadgets, how did the others seem to have all that super strength? Like the woman - all she had was some hot latex outfit. How did that allow her to kill throngs of men twice her size over and over and over again without a bruise?
I understand suspending disbelief over what is essentially a comic book, but most great comic book movies like Spiderman, X-Men, etc., at least describe WHY these people are able to do what they do. They showed the older generation of heroes getting older and retiring, so they're clearly only human. I understand their desires to be heroes and help mankind and be vigilantes, but does that give them inhuman super strength, and in one case super speed? Is that explored more in the comic book? I was surprised as the movie was long enough and enough history was added in to explain things that they could have explained that as well.
as far as superpowers go Dr. Manhattan is the only actual superhero. The rest of the people are only human. In the book it goes into a little more detail about how the original Nite Owl did basic strength training also it is mentioned in the book that Laurie the "girl with the hot latex outfit" was being trained by her mother since she was at least 13. Yeah the characters did seem to have a little too much strength but hey it is a movie so u have to expect it to be a little over the top. Now my opinion on the movie.
WOW this movie followed the book nearly to the letter it is almost as if the director opened up the book and said okay lets shoot this first shot, make sure it looks just like the page. I couldn't believe how many shots and lines were taken right out of the book. The few changes they did make were small and understandable. For instance I can understand making Dr. Manhattan the bad guy in the end instead of a fake alien invasion that part never really sat right with me. My one complaint is that they never explain what in the hell the Veidt's tiger looking thing is. Not one single word the audience is just supposed to accept that Veidt has a pet tiger that has horns. For anyone confused about this it is a genetically engineered cat.
Final word this movie rocked.