Skip to comments."The Watchmen" Lie: Hollywood Sends More Depravity Your Kids' Way Costumed as "Superhero" Flick
Posted on 03/04/2009 11:38:44 AM PST by EveningStar
If you take your kids to see "The Watchmen," you're a moron...
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Debbie Schussel is kind of annoying now.
Watchmen is NOT a kids movie. It wasn’t even a kids graphic novel (comic book). Anyone that thinks it was either doesn’t know The Watchmen.
Yeah. The Watchmen wasn’t even marketed to kids as a comic book, and I don’t see any indication that it will be as a movie.
That’s the way the graphic novel wanted it.
Dr. Manhattan is not human, and becomes less empathetic to humans as time passes on.
As such, he sees no need for clothes as he progresses towards a god-like status.
Thats why reviews like this are good. I had no idea what this movie was about until now. I thought it was going to be like X-men or Spiderman.
As a mystery, it’s a very intriguing tale, but ultimately rather nihilistic. It’ll make Dark Knight look like a Will Ferrell comedy.
Well... Yeah. This needed to be stated? Out loud? By someone with a working forebrain?<p.
It’s Rated R for fricks sake...
Now? Schussel has always been annoying. Even the 55% to 65% of the time when I agree with her basic point, her over-the-top way of expressing it grates on me. She's a female analog of Michael Savage--right a majority of the time, but annoying to the point of uselessness all the time.
actually it is an alternative history view of the world.
If anything it is even more fitting in the totalitarian media control of the obama administration.
www.themoviespoiler.com should have a synopisis but other than the gian squid, it is true to the old commic book.
Who is watching Obama? certainly not the main stream media.
I mean...drawing the line at THE WATCHMEN? Really? Have you turned on MTV? Network television?
Uh, I know very little about the story, other than it was always written as a comic book for adults. It’s not for kids... that’s why it is rated “R”.
Also, Debbie Schlussel is h-o-t.
Did you read her second paragraph? :)
I am so sick of morons (like Ms Schussel, AND her fans commenting on her site ) who jump to the conclusion that every single comic is for kids, and so are all “superhero” movies. Moore’s Watchmen graphic novel is a great read-and it has ALWAYS been understood by all halfway reasonable people (leaving out poor overwrought Debby) that it’s for the 18 and over crowd. Ditto this film, which I will certainly see ASAP.
Sounds like it puts the “graphic” into graphic novel.
Good point. I haven’t paid attention to how it has been marketed at all. The graphic novel is still on my bookshelf (with very few select others), where all my other comics have gone the way of eBay.
I was actually afraid the movie company would go the other way and clean it up, campify it, to be more kid friendly like “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin”. So glad that the franchise got yanked from Schumacher.
Anyways yes Watchmen is dirty, gritty, violent, ugly, and whatever else you want to throw at it. I don’t recommend it for just casual viewing at all (without even seeing it yet only the trailers). I just know that from the graphic novel.
Debbie's really showing her blonde roots on this one...
The problem (I suspect) is that many parents will also be clueless and think it’s for the kiddies. I’d say the R rating would give them a clue but you might be surprised how many of my elementary students would tell me about this or that R rated movie they saw.
I knew this would be a problem. Watchmen is not a kids’ comic book, it’s a true graphic novel, with lots of sex, relationships, and moral questions. There’s no way to do it as movie and make it a good guy vs. bad guy flick. But leave it to the Hollywood marketing teams to screw up royally.
LOL that was just a whole new one on me!
Her point was that parents would be bringing 10 year olds to this film and witnessed such action.
She may have found the movie pointless but ultimately she is concerned about some parents who may come to the film bringing the kids because they don’t want to say “no”.
It is rated R.
I don’t even take my daughter (age 8) to see PG-13 movies, for Pete’s sake!
“like actually investigating the movie before you take or send your kids to see this garbage”
Right, like the same people investigated Obama before they elected him.
Joe Bob Briggs used to give the drive-in score for films (judged on blood, breasts, and beasts).
"If you see it yourself, you're also probably a moron and a vapid, indecent human being. The movie arrives in theaters at Midnight, Thursday Night. It's rated "R"--which should kinda sorta be a hint--but it really deserves an "NC-17," at the very least."
you can go to www.themoviespoiler.com and have a whole synopis for free.
no need to spend money.
People need to focus on the story itself rather than just the costumes.
Seriously, part of the book is where Ronald Reagan beat carter in 1976.
Yeah, where she says that anyone who sees it is a moron?
sounds like she is afraid people might see an antigovernment message in “who watches the watchmen”.
I was thinking of seeing it. :)
I knew nothing at all about the existence of The Watchmen prior to seeing ads for the movie. I think this is probably true with many people. Schlussel is correct that it’s being depicted as a superhero type of movie in the previews. And let’s not forget: one of the general premises in superhero movies is that the good guys win in the end. From her article, I don’t know if there are any “good guys” in the whole film. I’ll steer my kids away from this movie if they start showing any interest in it.
Which confirms, IMO, that she’s a natural blonde.
I’d agree if you take your kids to watchmen you are a moron, but not because of hollywood, but because you are too damned stupid to know the source material that this movie is based on.
This isn’t a story of Hollywood taking a classic comic super hero like say a superman and making him evil or dark, or applying moral relevancy to him... this is a movie that is based on a very adult themed and very dark comic to begin with.
watchment came about during the resurgene of the graphic novels with deeper plot lines.
Watchment was famous BECAUSE it showed the complicated nature of the costumed superheroes life.
I'm just jazzed that they seem to be getting so much of the story CORRECT.
The movie is RATED R, its a movie based on a completely ADULT graphic model, if you think this is a movie for kids, then frankly you are an imbecile.
I was at the “Bad Obama Paintings” site yesterday.
And, for the record, I liked the graphic novel....
The segment in which Rorschach was in prison was great...
Had she stopped there, maybe.
But she kept blathering on about that which she does not know.
Heh. Love it.
But they forgot the kid with the black cavalier uniform, slouch hat and Guy Fawkes mask. And the daggers.
If you take your kids to see "The Watchmen," you're a moron...This is supposed to be news to who?
Watchmen is an comic meant for adults.
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