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Old 11-21-2018, 07:12 PM   #22371 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:21 PM   #22372 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:41 PM   #22373 (permalink)
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Weird half-Anime half-live action flick from the '80s. Never even heard of it until I saw a VHS tape of it for a few bucks, and was like "lol, sure, why not?"

Basically, there's a guy who is too depressed and lazy to kill all of the cockroaches in his apartment, and they mistake his apathy for benevolence, thinking that he is some sort of divine entity. He used to hate them, but ever since his wife left him he no longer gives a ****, and now there's a golden age of peaceful cockroach civilization.

But then he hits it off with a girl who hates roaches, and together they pretty much massacre everybody.

Oh, and there's a scene with a talking turd.

Fun premise, unique art style, cool visuals, but the movie devotes way too much time to a boring and uninteresting love triangle. It's one of those flicks that easily could have shaved off at least a full hour from the runtime without really losing anything. As it is, it's almost two hours long, and it drags something fierce. But it's still sort of charming, and worth a watch the next time you're in the mood for something different.

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Old 11-22-2018, 03:40 PM   #22374 (permalink)
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Yeah, I know. Boo Zack Snyder. But I actually really like this movie, especially the opening credits. It bounces from fun to dark, cliche to creative, propaganda to disillusionment, and with more than a little heartfelt dorkiness; which in many ways makes it the perfect tribute to superhero culture.

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Old 11-22-2018, 04:21 PM   #22375 (permalink)
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It's got wonky structure given the source material but it's definitely a cool movie.
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:56 PM   #22376 (permalink)
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Is it bad that I've never actually read the source material, so the movie is my only frame of reference?
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:17 PM   #22377 (permalink)
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Yes yes it is bad. But what I meant is that the source material is a 12 issue comic series and the movie, with some exceptions, is a pretty faithful retelling so it has the pacing problems you might expect.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:01 AM   #22378 (permalink)
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I think the movie is very good, but there are several things in the comic that I really miss. I also understand why you can't bring in everything. Of course a movie adaptation isn't gonna have a narrator read aloud all of those texts that the comic shoves in between chapters.
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Old 11-23-2018, 03:19 AM   #22379 (permalink)
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lol comic chapters
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lol comic chapters
I know it was separate issues, but when you've got the book with everything in one, they're functionally chapters. I'll call them issues if someone tears my Watchmen book apart between the pages where the original issues split.
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