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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Watchmen

While this movie looked good on paper. It didn’t turn out as well in reality. This creative visionary film combines some unique combinations such as Star Wars, Forrest Gump and several comic book movies. (it’s actually a graphic novel.) What it turns out to be is a 163 minute (aka just 2 minutes short of the two hour an forty five minute mark.) version of a dysfunctional Justice League adventure. It comes complete with cheating females, jealous boyfriends, wrath filed bouts of vengeance and of not to mention one cataclysmic disaster. (He was framed of coarse.) We throw in stupid military and Government agents. Not to mention a guy with a large honker made up to look like Richard Nixon (the muse for Darth Vader) and we have a complete fiasco on our hands. What we didn’t have however is an understandable screenplay. I went from watching Melrose Place to Blade Runner and back to some dark Apocalyptic end of the world type movie. Keep is mind I gave Blade Runner a “D” and watched Melrose Place in agony. So needless to say this was not a pleasing combination. In fact I almost gagged. While the special effects were breathtaking and the 60’s soundtrack nostalgic. It just wasn’t enough to save this film from the septic tank it should of ended up in. Talk about Dystopia this flick was down right Hellish is parts. You could even say it was an EPIC disaster. We actually lost a bible brother. Grade D

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm