Sunday, March 8, 2009

The best moment in Watchmen .... ?

One moment of tremendous success is Watchmen .... the fight in the alley with Laurie Jupiter and Dan Dreiburg, as they are cornered by a group of thugs. Why this one? Why not another? Because we have these two characters who have been sitting out on life since their days of superherodom. They've been dawdling about in stasis and obsolescence. Then suddenly this fight comes upon them. Their story is one of re-awakening and this is their first moment of it. It humanizes them. It means something to them to be there at that moment. That's more than I can say for most of the film.

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