Originally Posted by Silock
I'm a huge fan of the Watchmen comic, and I can't get through the movie. I've tried to sit and watch it numerous times, but I just can't get through it. It's too long, too boring. There's little to no real character development, focuses way too much on visuals instead of storyline, and has really terrible acting.
I'm a huge fan of the comic, too. There was no way that the film could do what the comic did. There's no room for all the metatextual elements. As is, the film was pretty darn long and covered the plot of the comic. All the little bits of artistry had to be shelved.
Even still, the Watchmen film is the best comic book movie yet made, IMO. As for acting: Malin Akerman wasn't good, and Matthew Goode wasn't believable as a physical presence. The other performances, however, were quite good. Patrick Wilson & Jeffrey Dean Morgan totally got their characters, and Billy Crudup & Jackie Earl Haley totally knocked their performances out of the park.