Who's Watching Watchmen?

So, the Tribune has given a review for Zack Snyder's "Watchmen"!

The general consensus among the blogosphere seems to be that it is a faithful adaptation of the comic books. What else do you say? Not much else, right?

Luckily, this is why you get reviews from outside of the blogosphere, because the Tribune offers a non-fan perspective:

There are worries that it won't appeal to the non-comic-book-fanbase, and the article even brings up the long-standing concerns that comic books have appealed more "among older men but but less among teenage boys and men in their 20s, and still less passion from women of any age."

I don't really know what to say to this. Well, my dorm here is certainly excited about the midnight screening. Call it a hunch, but I think these people aren't "older men" but rather "teenage boys (and some girls)."

We all know that "The Dark Knight" performed fantastically. Alan Moore adaptations (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta) haven't done so well if I recall correctly. Frank Miller's kind of received warm reception thanks to "300," and I don't know about Sin City, but that movie was fantastic.

I don't think I'll be watching Watchmen anytime soon, but how about you guys? What do you guys think of the public reception of a thoroughly comic-book-y comic book movie?

1 comment:

Sea_of_Green said...

Film critic Roger Ebert absolutely loved the movie -- and he'd never read the graphic novel. He not only gave it four stars (out of four) in his review, he went out and saw it AGAIN on Imax the next day, and posted about it AGAIN on his blog! The man totally GETS it. :-)

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