Originally Posted by The Endless
I haven't seen it for a while but iirc they were punching guys like 10 foot in that fight in the alley and snapping their bones like twigs.
Moore never intended it to be a heightened reality. The whole point of the book was "what if these people really did exist in our world".
It's like sometimes Snyder just can't help himself. He does things that he thinks looks cool instead of things that work.
I think people just miss the point of this scene.
The point is the brutality, and the fact that they're basically enjoying themselves. It's a sick moment.
I don't recall anyone being punched ten feet.
And bones CAN be snapped like twigs.
The only thing really "heightened" in terms of combat was Veidt, and even then, a lot of that was camera angles. We were meant to see what Rorschach and Nite Owl were seeing Veidt as; borderline superhuman.