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WATCHMEN Gets Raves

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at 9:52 am in Movies.

A scene from "Watchmen" (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)
Got any teens or graphic novel fans at home? The teens – and grown-ups – at my house have been waiting for the release of “Watchmen” for months. Now, it’s here and Times and Trib movie critic (and avid graphic novel fan) Randy Myers is giving the Zack Snyder flick a rave review. “From first frame to last,” he writes, “‘Watchmen’ holds you in its thrall. Director Zack Snyder (’300′) is in full command of the tangled and challenging material, laying out the serpentine mythology in a way that will please the book’s rabid fans who simultaneously have been anticipating and dreading this movie, while revealing to newcomers why Time magazine ranked it as one of the ’100 Best Novels’ of our time.”

The movie is rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language, and at 2 hours, 41 minutes, it’s not a movie for the meek or small bladdered. You’ll want to leave youngsters and tweens at home. But for older teens and grown-ups, it’s a marvelous ride, says Myers, with incredible acting, powerful storytelling and intense special effects. Read the rest of his review here. Seen the movie? Read the book? Click “comments” and share your thoughts…

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