So I know I went out to see the Watchmen last week, but I haven’t been able to catch up with the other members of MLD to ask them what THEY thought. What say, folks?
I did read the graphic novel a year or two ago, before I even knew there would be a movie. I read it because of rumors that the storytelling devices Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore employed were how the writers/producers of LOST told their story, at least in the first 3 seasons. Not only was that hugely evident on first reading the book, the complexity with how the lives of all the characters lives, both good and bad, became interconnected became a jumping off point to ask deeper questions, both in terms of the LOST universe and the Watchmen universe. But that is perhaps beyond the scope of what I’m trying to say here.
I liked it, though there were some differences from the graphic novel that were irksome. Overall, though, I think Zach Snyder (of “300” fame) did a respectable job at trying to film a heretofore unfilmable comic book.
No spoilers here, but I’ll join the chorus and say: BEST… OPENING… CREDITS… EVER! Just wish Snyder could have gone a little more in-depth with both Rorschach and Adrian’s stories.
See it, and I reiterate my question to my MLD cohorts… What say, folks?