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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Watchmen quick thoughts

Saw a midnight showing of WATCHMEN. A few quick thoughts:

It is long. Therefore, I look forward to seeing it when it does not end at 3 am.

It's strange to watch. If for no other reason than it exists.

There are parts of it that I think are just friggin' awesome.

There are a few moments that are not awesome, but they don't really ruin the movie.

I like ambition and this thing is ambitious, so I'm down with that.

I can't wait to work my way through that inevitable four hour version that'll be out on DVD any time now.

It was great to see an actual, no bullshit, R-rated movie. I mean, seriously. It felt like I was up late watching Showtime in the mid-1980s.

I imagine a meeting with Billy Crudup and the special effects department. He asks "Could you make me look hung?" They assign someone to this job and, for this purpose, he is paid.

I think this movie will inspire a lot of debate among nerds like me.


99 said...

This is so freakin' brilliant. I can't wait to see the movie. If only to know that finally there IS a Watchmen movie.

David D. said...


You know...'cause at 3am last night... I was, uh, watching football. With hookers.

Goose said...

Wow, I have been trying to sum up my feelings on Watchmen - in particular how I felt at 3am that morning. Great jorb there Freeman. Exactly!