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21 March 2009 @ 11:07 pm
The Hoard Potato Doesn't Have Full-Length Reviews  
Watchmen, in brief:

Both quelonzia and I really enjoyed it, demonstrating that it worked both as a movie, for someone unfamiliar with the story, and as an adaptation, for someone who's read it a dozen times or more since it came out.

There's a lot more I can say about it, but it only seems to come out in conversation. When I sit down to try and just write, I come up blank. That's why it's taken me two weeks to present even this much.

I will say that, in my estimation, Snyder made a good stab at examining the superhero movie in his own way, just as Moore and Gibbons scrutinized the superhero comic book all those years ago.

The Battlestar Galactica finale, also in brief:


Again, Quel and I both loved it -- and yes, we both cried. Long-standing questions were answered -- and others weren't. As far as I'm concerned, though, they picked the right questions to leave unanswered.

I also suspect that this ending may be close to the one that Glen Larson really intended for the original series.

I feel: pleasedpleased
Terminotaur: TermieottSquareterminotaur on March 22nd, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Thank you, I feel slightly more sane, or at least not totally disconnected with everyone on these two.

I didn't read Watchmen, but I will now pick it up. It also has in it what was to mean the most meaningful love scene I've seen in a long time, but such is a long story.

Edited at 2009-03-22 07:12 am (UTC)
Whyrl: lovewhyrl on March 22nd, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
I heartily agree with both assessments. The BSG finale made me cry too.
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Your Obedient Serpent: ever-lovin blue-eyed thingathelind on March 23rd, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
There is no such thing as "Lichtenstein-esque".

Tracing other people's art with an overhead projector might not be plagiarism, but it certainly doesn't grant you an "-esque".