It’s the Weekend: So I’ve Heard

pChristine, Ainsleigh and I all got to enjoy some social time this weekend with the fellow moms and dads of her group, Mommas amp; Munchkins (MMs) outside of when I was completing my second over 10-pager of the semester working on research for my third and getting the specifications for my fourth. On Saturday night, we all met at Fudruckers (a burger joint with really good classic burgers) around 5:30PM and had a nice relaxing meal while the baby’s got to socialize emLook Who’s Talking/em style. A great time was had by all.

After watching the opening credits online, “

What I liked the most and what most of the people watching this movie probably don’t like or possibly understand is the philosophical overtones in the movie. The end of the world and knowing it is coming (it’s the mid-80’s and nuclear war is immanent, Nixon is President) set in an alternate “what-could-have-been” reality.

What do you do? What is just? What is justice for that matter?

The graphic novel turned motion picture explores this reality in the Socratic way that seeks to answer personal questions about the meaning of life and the universe. Am I getting too deep yet? This is how I get my kicks, deep thought about what it’s really all about or some action thrown in there for some good measure. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone, not just comic book fans or die-hard Trekkie fans (yes, there was a trailer in there for the new Star Trek movie that I think is going to be awesome, especially since the television show, emHeroes’/em Sylar is going to play Spock.) or even the uuml;ber-geeks into “

Have you seen the Watchmen yet? Leave a comment and let us know what you think about it.

Will Hull, MPA

Front-End Web Developer, Nonprofit professional, SigEp Alumnus who holds a Masters in Public Administration living in the San Diego, CA Metro Area


  • Kinggame


    I saw it just last night and, while I loved the graphic novel, I’m afriad I wasn’t amazingly fond of the film. It’s not that it was bad, nor do I regret buying the ticket, but the film disappointed.BR/BR/I know it’s not fair to compare it to perhaps the greatest graphic novel ever penned, but there was just too much to put in film. The first 3/4 of the film still felt like we were getting to know characters. At that point we should already know them, how we feel about them. The material is just too deep to cover in a few hours.BR/BR/I wish the director had cut some material. Some of the magic of the recent LOTR trilogy was Peter Jackson’s double bladed approach to the material. While it was clearly a labor of love, Jackson had the courage to make cuts and changes where they were needed. The result was the greatest trilogy of all time. All due respect to Snyder, as he too clearly loved the material, given his faithfulness to it, I wish he would have been willing to make changes. What makes great books and great movies are not identical resumees.BR/BR/One final point, I really missed the interwoven stories of the Tales of the Black Freighter. It really added another level to the material, an internal varying perspective, and it framed it even better in the microcosm of individual human experience.BR/BR/I liked the movie. I cherished the graphic novel.

    March 26, 2009 at 4:14 AM
  • Will Hull


    Kinggame,BR/BR/You can purchase the Black Freighter on DVD, just this past Tuesday. It is kind of like the Animatrix to the Matrix trilogy. I hope you can get a copy.BR/BR/Thanks for the comment.

    March 27, 2009 at 6:49 PM

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