Can anyone do one of these blog things? Well, let's find out, shall we, Steve?
Let's see, what have I done lately that might be of interest to you folks? Well, I bought the wicked-hooby special DVD of The Watchmen that come out this week. Gosh, it's long. I'm glad it wasn't that long in the the-ay-ter, I never would've made it through the whole thing if it was, on account of being a middle-aged guy. ('Nuff said.) Actually, I don't know how much longer it was than the theatrical release. But it was long. The only scene that I recognized for sure as an added scene was the one where the Golden Age Nite Owl goes bye-bye, which is a good addition, actually, I noticed its absence when I saw the picture at the IMAX out behind the Stop & Shop over to the Commack Road, and am glad to see it added back in.
Not many extras - a video by My Chemical Romance, a featurette about how important the graphic novel was which I fell asleep halfway through so I haven't seen all of it, yet, and a bunch of "video journals", short things that address various aspects of the production, that I haven't watched all of them yet but the ones I looked at was interesting.
As for the picture itself, I liked it. I've watched the DVD once, and I'm in the process of watching it again. I do wonder if
Rasputin Moore has broken down and watched it, or not.
Say, I thought the pirate stuff was gonna be somehow integrated into this? It's not really, at least not any more than it was before.
All in all, I'd say they did about as good a job as could be done with it. Bits of it are a bit creaky, and I'm still not wild about the ending - damn it, I was looking forward to the "space squid", but it's not a deal-breaker for me.
Jackie Earl Holliman (or whatever his name was) was real good as Rorschach. He was the best casting job, I think. I didn't like the guy that played Ozymandias when I first saw it, but he's starting to grow on me a little.
So, should you race out and buy it? I dunno - I regret it nothing, but depending upon your temperament, you may want to hold out and see if/when they release a super-amazing-maxi version with better extras.
It's all up to you.
As for me, I don't know whether to hit the diner, or go home and eat the rest of them chicken and apple sausages that are in the fridge.