Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic
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When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the outlawed but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion--a disbanded group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers--Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.]]>
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I decided to pick up the Blu-ray of the `Watchmen' motion comic as an alternative to reading the graphic novel in preparation for going to see the movie because I thought it was an interesting concept.
I must say I was stunned.
I won't get into the story and characters as most of you who are reading this are probably well versed already. Let's just say that I can see now what all the hoopla is about. Instead, let me talk about the actual presentation of the "motion comic".
The Blu-ray image is outstanding. Each image on screen is composed of a single panel from the comic complete with the dialog bubbles. The colors are vibrant and the lines are crisp. Many of the images seem to jump right off the screen at you. The score is quite good as the music helps to set the mood of what is going on. Having heard some excerpt's from the film score I have to say as of right now I think the `motion comic' score is more suiting to the story. The sound effects are also well done.
The voice acting is excellent for being performed by one person. Many of the reviews I have read seem to have a problem with a man reading a woman's part. Having listened to many audio books on the road or at work, I can say that I did not find it distracting in the least. Having said that, if this "motion comic" format becomes popular, I think having an actual voice cast would be a wonderful idea.Read more ›
There simply is no other way to experience the visual "harmonies" employed in the comic book in a live action movie. Zach Snyder is passionate, but he's already taken quite a few liberties with his production design. Ozymandias is horribly miscast (too bad, Jude Law didn't work out).
A perfect example is the iconic blood splash on the Comedian's "smiley" button. That splash motif is echoed throughout the 12 issues, effectively bookending the whole series. Snyder has "a" splash, but not "the" splash.
The voice work is initially off-putting, but he's a good actor, and his performance pulls you into the story. The background music sets the mood without overwhelming.
Despite the loss of Moore's chapter addenda ("Under the Hood" excerpts, Rorschach's psych eval and Journal entries, etc.), I like to think that he would enjoy these motion comics... at least a little. I'm confident that most fans of the comic will feel the same.
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I usually hate motion comics but this one is actually pretty well done & a great introduction for new fans.Published 13 days ago by Claude Kane III
This was also a gift, and not only was my son thrilled to get it, he didn't know that this dvd even existed, so it was doubly exciting for him.Published 13 months ago by Linda Banting
Awful sound quality. Couldn't hear the characters speak. Unfortunate, since the material was really cool.Published 15 months ago by Ryan Unterbrunner
I've been watching a lot of motion comics lately. Marvel has the most to offer so maybe I'm spoiled by their Marvel Knights series but this one didn't work as well for me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Christopher Pelletier
I love the world of "super heroes", but this ain't you average Saturday morning cartoons like the Justice League and the Super Friends that I watched as a kid in the 70's. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kimberlee Foley
Well done!! Not usually a comic book fan but great to watch! Artistry was awesome!! Movie was also so close to this.Published 21 months ago by Darlene Marcotte
I really like this setup and it would be a good thing if all the great super hero comics would start!Published 21 months ago by Rod Singleton
The DVD is very good and the quality of the DVD and the motion comic is superb
The quality is very good and the movie is not two long or to short.
Format: Blu Ray
I'd never read the comic book, but I did watch the movie adaptation and I really enjoyed that. Read more
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