I went into Watchmen last night at 7 with pretty high expectations. I had read the novel and everything out of anticipation for the movie. I thought it would be hard to adapt Alan Moore's classic for the big screen, but for some reason I thought he could do it. I can't say I was really disappointed because the movie was interesting and I did like it, but there were several little things that killed it. The music will most likely be everyone's biggest complaint, and it should be. Some of the songs selected for scenes are just plain wrong. They make serious moments come off as completely cheesy and almost seem like parodies of what the scene is trying to convey. My other biggest complaint is the ending. I don't really care that it was changed, because it ended up making sense, but I hated the fight scene with Rorshach/Nite Owl/Ozy. The jumping 15 feet in the air multiple times nearly ruined the movie for me. That being said, there's a lot of things the movie does right. Some scenes look like you are just watching panels from the book in motion. If more backstory was revealed so you cared about these characters more, it could have been an incredible movie, but for now it's just pretty to look at, and will make you want to read the book instead. Plus I could do without so much glowing blue cock, but maybe that's just me. I think everyone should see it, but please read the book first. It was weird seeing it with my friends who haven't read it because I feel like a lot of the impact of the story was lost due to the movie.
seems like its time to write up a best of list, everyone's doing it. so here it is (not numbered cuz it changes based on mood):
FOB - Folie a Deux
Lydia - Illuminate
Panic at the Disco - Pretty, Odd.
Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
Anberlin - New Surrender
The Classic Crime - The Silver Cord
Valencia - We All Need A Reason To Believe
Forgive Durden - Razia's Shadow
underOath - Lost in the Sound of Seperation
Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
ive just been thinking a lot about my life in general lately. between work and everything else theres sort of a lot going on. probably the most annoying thing is getting hung up on a girl and not being able to do anything about it. eventually it really starts to weigh on you pretty heavy, and i really need to do something about it. while thats the most annoying its not the most important necessarily. i really need to go to school, but im totally not ready to do it. on top of that i havent really even decided where im gonna go. ive wanted to go to UF since i was about 5, but im not even sure if i can get in or if i can afford it if i do get in. my only option seems to be UCF and i know i can get in but i dont wanna just live at home. i want the whole college experience and my parents wont give me any money for a dorm if i go to UCF cuz they think its a waste. if i can get into UF id like to go there but its just so much easier to go here, no living expenses, already have a job, know the area, have some friends here. so idk what im gonna do but all i know is come next fall i need to be in school or i wont be going back at all. im taking a vacation from work starting friday and my boys are comin down from tally so hopefully we'll have a lil fun lol. but i gotta say im glad i have the best set of friends anyone could ever ask for, no matter whether theyre here, in tally, gainesville, or wherever you guys are amazing. on top of that im prob. taking a visit to gainesville so hopefully ill make a college decision and maybe resolve some issues