Satan's Slut wrote:
That's good; glad for you. But the amount of access you had means nothing; you're very much mistaken if you think anyone working on the film would risk being quoted (anonymously or otherwise) as saying the film was shite.
It's not just what they said - it's what I saw, experienced and lived in for about seven hours on the set. Add to that several other conversations with Gibbons and Snyder, other folks connected to or near the production, what I saw at Comic-Con and at the 25 minutes of footage - it starts to add up. It's all of that which has me more confident than you on what the final result will be. Again, the key is more
confident, not 100% confident.
It would be like you saying Disneyland sucks because a friend of yours said that Space Mountain was lame. Not really enough info to base an opinion on. Not that what I've been exposed to is enough either, but it's allot more than most have been exposed to outside of those who made the film.
Satan's Slut wrote:
Given what we HAVE seen, do you think they have made the right choices? I don't care about talking to the actor about what he thinks; it's what's on screen that counts.
Do YOU think Rorschach should be shown bouncing up from a 25 foot fall and destroying 8 coppers carrying truncheons, with his bare hands in a 'beautifully choreographed fight scene'? Is that a faithful interpretation of the GN?
The key here is that the scene was described by one extra who was there. We don't really know how it plays out. I'm sure he could speak to your concerns more than I can as he was there, but even if he does clarify - it's his opinion. If he thinks the scene works, he'll describe it in a positive light, if he doesn't he'll make it sound like shit - kinda like how you did above.
If your in the camp that feels he should be captured right after the fall, then yes, it's safe for you to say you feel they ruined the essence of the character in that scene. But if they got every other scene 99% right for you, in those scenes you haven't seen, that one extra fight may not matter to you anymore when you take in the "big picture."
Or, maybe if you don't mind if there's a fight as long as it's not overdone, too cartoony, or drawn out, that could still be the case because we haven't seen it to really know what it really looks like.
The way you phrase it as "bouncing up" and "destroying 8 coppers," it may not be that extreme. Rorschach may be scrambling like a cornered animal and get a few good shots in before being overwhelmed - I don't think that's bad at all - it may even add to the drama of the scene - who knows?
Not saying you're wrong - just saying there's not enough concrete, or even circumstantial, evidence to prove you right either.