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Watchmen

Like any good comic book nerd, I saw Watchmen last weekend along with millions of other people. It’s not a perfect movie by any stretch, but as a fan of the original comic book, I think it does a good job of transferring the core themes into a decent, watchable film.  I was just tripping out that I was seeing this story on the big screen, as many thought this was un-filmable material and its had a really troubled history of trying to get made.

More than anything, though, I’d still recommend people check out the book. It’s one of the most dense, layered and complex stories I’ve ever read.

Geo (of Blue Scholars) has a great guest review of the film up on his blog. Besides being one of the hardest working emcees in the rap game, Geo also manages to review almost a film a day on his blog (although the Watchmen review is from someone else).

And props to the Bay Area Chinese American brother Alex Tse for handling script duties for the film. Alex also wrote and produced the heavily slept on, Spike Lee-directed film Sucker Free City, about gangs in San Francisco which I dug.

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Heath Ledger is a Boss, RIP

Just got back from the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Batman flick, which knocked me on my ass. I’m a comic book nerd, and this could quite possibly be the best comic book flick I’ve ever seen, real talk.

All the hype around Heath Ledger’s final completed performance as the Joker is totally warranted, the man acted his ass off. I heard he locked himself in a hotel room with the lights off for months to get into character and develop the Joker’s voice and mannerisms. Bananas. The Joker’s an evil force of fucking nature in this movie, and you can’t take your eyes off him when he’s on screen. RIP Heath Ledger, you are a boss.

Aaron Eckhart comes out of nowhere also and nails the role of Harvey Dent.

On top of all that, we got to see the trailer for the Watchmen movie, which looks sick as hell. Watchmen is one of the most popular and celebrated graphic novel/comic book series of all time, and I’m a big fan of it. It looks like they really nailed the look and tone of the book.

Us comic book heads definitely have it good right now.