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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? – Watching The Watchmen

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? is a Latin phrase from the Roman poet Juvenal, which literally translates to "Who will guard the guards themselves?", and is variously translated in colloquial English as "Who watches the watchmen?", "Who watches the watchers?", "Who will guard the guards?", "Who shall watch the watchers?", "Who polices the police?" or other similar translations.

I haven’t watched the movie, but I have read the graphic novel, and for an interesting change of pace, I decided to buy the Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic.

It was a little bit of all right. Of course, there was no monkeying about with the storyline, so no liberties were taken. Kind of fun, though. My only complaint is that

  1. They should have had more voice talent, and
  2. It would’ve been nice to have actual women’s voices for the females characters

But other than that, it was an interesting way to spend some time. Be forewarned: we’re talking around 5 hours here. Luckily, it comes as a 2 disc set. If you enjoy the comics media, and like the idea of actually watching a motion comic, this is a must-get must-see.

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