TTDNST: Watchmen

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Word on the street has it that a really awesome movie is coming out tomorrow: Watchmen.  As a proud geek, Wes is beside himself with elation.  He’s read the graphic novel and practically let out a shout of jubilation when we saw the first preview for the movie.  I have no idea what the story is about and I’ve never read a graphic novel, but it looks like fun so I’m happy to go along.

So that’s this week’s Thing That Does Not Suck.  Yes, it’s seriously expensive to go to the movies, but just knowing that this movie is out there, and made well, and that rabid fans are pleased with the production makes me happy.  It’s a sign that no matter how horrible life gets, and how much we have to sacrifice for our dreams, there will be movies out there to entertain and transport us whenever we scrape together enough quarters to pay for the pleasure.

I could add in here that Wes and I have decided to go see the movie on Sunday, and the prospect of an imminent date qualifies as a Thing That Does Not Suck  for me, but the date itself can’t be this week’s Thing because, well, it’s not nearly as much fun for you as it will be for me.

You know what else doesn’t suck?  Polls.  I love them.  I love to take them, and I love to put them in posts.  Have a vote, won’t you?[poll id=”5″]

4 thoughts on “TTDNST: Watchmen

  1. The preview was intriguing, but the only review I’ve read pretty much panned it. That said, 99% of the time I completely disagree with a movie review (their bad is my excellent). Looking forward to your report!

  2. -Mrs. Higrens, Based on what I’ve heard from geek sources unnamed, the movie is as faithful as possible to the original graphic novel and is, as such, a triumph. I’ll be reviewing it from the perspective of someone who’s never read the graphic novel but I’ll throw Wes’ perspective in there as well. I’m just excited to be going out on a date!

  3. -Annemarie, Good to know that reading the book before watching the movie is not a pre-requisite for enjoying it! I think, if it’s possible, that reading the book after seeing the movie can sometimes even be preferable. I enjoy having the movie images in my head while reading the words. Also, is it just me or is almost every movie better in IMAX?

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