Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Q: Who Will Watch the WATCHMEN?

A: Millions, no doubt.

But I seriously doubt this one will have the "legs" that THE DARK KNIGHT had last summer.

I was among those who were invited to a late-night screening last Friday night/ Saturday morning of the film adaptation of the Alan Moore/ Dave Gibbons graphic novel WATCHMEN.

This movie is the first R-rated "super-hero" movie (WANTED was a super-villain movie, after all).

And it's a true 'R'--- as the source material was. I mention this because I think there will be a lot of parents being asked by their kids to take them to see this new "super-hero" movie. And all parents really need to know this movie was definitely not made for kids. Proceed with knowledge and caution.

For adults, it's a wild and stylish movie--- it's directed by Zach "300" Snyder, after all. It's mostly faithful to the original graphic novel with some shots almost lifted straight from Dave Gibbons' cinematic art in the original.

No spoilers here. Most of the readers of this blog have probably already made up their minds about whether they'll see it or not. I really wanted to post this to ask you in advance to post your thoughts about this movie (and the graphic novel) in the comments section here.

And if you would like me to play spoiler for you, come on in to Flying Colors for your new comics and other cool stuff and I'll give you the full low-down.



[Update: Randy Myers from the Contra Costa Times has reviewed "WATCHMEN". To read his review, go HERE!

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