Watchmen


Director: Zack Snyder; Written by: David Hayter, Alex Tse (Screenplay) Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore (Comics); Starring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino

Watchmen
Watchmen

Ketika melihat poster coming soon dari film ini, saya langsung tertarik. Film superhero memang menjadi salah satu genre film favorit saya. Walaupun ada beberapa teman yang bilang kalau film ini aneh, saya tetap penasaran menontonnya. Dan saya tidak menyesal. Film dengan durasi lebih dari 2 jam ini memiliki plot yang maju mundur, kadang bikin bingung, tapi tetap menarik saya masuk ke dalam cerita yang ditampilkan. Kesan gelap jelas tergambar dalam film ini, ditambah intrik politik dan masalah kehidupan yang penuh ironi. Penting untuk diingat, bahwa film ini tidak cocok untuk anak-anak karena banyak adegan kekerasan yang sadis (sampai membuat saya menutup mata berkali-kali).

Karakter favorit saya dalam film ini adalah tokoh Rorschach atau Walter Kovacs, yang wajahnya selalu tertutup topeng dari kain. Selain itu, saya juga menyukai tokoh yang berada di perbatasan antara baik atau jahat, Ozymandias atau Adrian Veidt. Tapi soal akting, saya paling suka penampilan Jeffrey Dean Morgan (yang pernah main di serial Grey’s Anatomy dan Supernatural) sebagai The Comedian atau Edward Blake. Tadinya saya pikir tokoh ini hanya mati di awal dan ceritanya selesai, ternyata justru tokoh inilah yang memegang peranan penting dalam film ini.

Satu cuplikan percakapan yang paling berkesan adalah, percakapan antara Dr. Manhattan dan Silk Spectre di planet Mars.

Doctor Manhattan: Thermodynamic miracles… events with odds against so astronomical they’re effectively impossible, like oxygen spontaneously becoming gold. I long to observe such a thing. And yet, in each human coupling, a thousand million sperm vie for a single egg. Multiply those odds by countless generations, against the odds of your ancestors being alive; meeting; siring this precise son; that exact daughter… Until your mother loves a man she has every reason to hate, and of that union, of the thousand million children competing for fertilization, it was you, only you, that emerged. To distill so specific a form from that chaos of improbability, like turning air to gold… that is the crowning unlikelihood. The thermodynamic miracle.
Silk Spectre: But… if me, my birth, if that’s a thermodynamic miracle… I mean, you could say that about anybody in the world!
Doctor Manhattan: Yes. Anybody in the world… But the world is so full of people, so crowded with these miracles that they become commonplace and we forget… I forget. We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions. Yet seen from the another’s vantage point. As if new, it may still take our breath away. Come… dry your eyes. For you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly. Dry your eyes… and let’s go home.
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