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09 March 2009 @ 08:35 am
I watch the watchmen  
Two thoughts:

1. Is it possible to create a movie that references the risk of global thermonuclear war that doesn't feel like a pale echo of Dr. Strangelove?  Apparently not.  Mein Fuhrer, I can valk!

2. The most irksome thing about this movie for me was the soundtrack, which I found garish and intrusive.  The responsible party turns out to be none other than music director, Darrell Hall.  Oh god, how did that casting decision go?  "We need an expert in 80s music!  Quick, get me Hall and Oates!"  

2(a). Simon and Garfunkel don't sound more relevant timestretched to be 20% faster.

2(b). Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah is a wonderful but bittersweet melody, and has the unfortunate side effect of turning the film's one love scene into a cringe-worthy parody of itself.  Gee, thanks.