Does that make any sense?
We went out on Saturday night for what might have been a date-night had Damien been able to meet up with his current MXit-only girlfriend… instead it was the 3 of us. We haven’t been to a movie together in a while so it was fun for a change. The knucklehead was in high spirits too, which made it pleasant.
We went to the Greek restaurant, Pappas, for a fabulous supper- but missed the plate breaking because we already had movie tickets.
Now, all 3 of us being big fans of the comic-book-brought-to-life movie genre, we were keen to see “Watchmen” on the big screen after seeing the trailers on TV. And knowing it was done by the people who did “300” I was expecting something a little extreme- but I was wholly unprepared for this one.
It made me cringe in a few places, and at one point I actually covered my eyes- but the rest of the time it was rather dull. I must be honest and say I am not a big comic book reader, I never have been, so I don’t know the “history” of the characters being portrayed in the movie… but forkitall, I was expecting a super-hero movie with a “Sin City” vibe to it, and I liked Sin City!
This was not it. It had the “Sin City” type of feel about it- but these characters were twisted for the most part. I wanted to cover Damien’s eyes on a couple of occasions!!
And now the mommy in me really comes out- so brace yourselves…
This movie should have had a much higher than NPU16 age restriction. And I know there were kids in that theatre younger than 16 years old. The violence is exceptionally graphic, and I don’t cringe easily. Dogs fighting over a dismembered child’s foot, full frontal male nudity, and soft-porn sex scenes make for an 18 restriction at least IMHO.
Had we been watching this at home, I would have turned it off and not let Damien watch it at all. And at over 2 hours long, it wasn’t worth the money we spent to see it.