Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WATCHMEN (2009)

Watchmen isn’t just another superhero film; its more unconventional and complex like ‘The Dark Knight’ where even superheroes fall short in the world governed by chaos everywhere. If watchmen are watching the world as vigilantes; who’s watching the watchmen? Because above all the superheroes are human beings covered in the masks. Like us, superheroes are also contrived part of visceral world where instincts plays pivotal role in their making or breaking. The film isn’t as brilliant cinema as TDN but it’s an engaging entertainment with contrived plot and contradictory and difficult to construe characters.

Director Zack Snyder has surely given a better film than his earlier imagery epic ‘300’. He again came with the film where visual imagery, sound and characters gave you the feel of reading a fine graphic novel. Instead of usual single superhero films, here its fine blending of variety- Dr Manhattan, Ozymandis, Rorshach, Silk Spectre and Comedian. The film opens with the secret murder of Comedian which further led to reunion of all Watchmen to save the planet from annihilation.

After ‘TDN’ and ‘Watchmen’, it’s really refreshing to see the current trend of Hollywood experimenting and redefining the genre of superhero films. I’m looking forward for more of it…

Ratings-8/10

1 comment:

Vikram said...

A very very different superhero movie. They've made great use of Bob Dylan's 'The times are a changin' track. Zack Snyder follows up well after the epic '300'. A must watch