Before you get all up set, No I'm not writing a review. I'm not giving out any spoilers. I didn't start this blog to be a film critic. If you do want my opinion on the film, email me and I'll give it to you.
This post is about the movie though, but not in the essence you are thinking. I saw the film this weekend with friends.
There was cussing.
There was sex.
There was violence.
It earned its "R" rating.
Now I think maybe I should be a little more specific on that last one. When I say violence...I'm talking limbs cut off, blood squirting, broken bones, slow motion gunshots/stabbings, etc. It was pretty graphic. Zach Snyder's previous film was 300 if you seen it you can kind of get and idea of what I'm talking about.
I'm not knocking him as a director, or the movie 300. I think he's a great director and I own 300. I think its a great movie, and I'll probably buy Watchmen when it comes out on DVD too.
I suppose I should also mention the blue man parts flying freely in the wind too. Once again, I'm not knocking it. I'm not judging the movie. I'm just saying, its there....And he's swinging some pipe!
My point is simply I'm a 27 year old man. I've served 5 years in the Marine Corps. I'm a combat veteran. I've given first aid to many different wounds. I've had many life experiences that have made me the mature (well more mature than I use to be) person I am today. My friends that I went to see it with are also my age. I know deep down inside that it's not real. Its a movie.
Imagine my surprise when I saw a few parents carrying out young kids from our theater. My friends and I found it kind of shocking.