Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Watchmen - at last....
Finally managed to watch the Watchmen. It was always going to be a disappointment. But it was an interesting disappointment at least.
The fatal flaw was it's desperation to hold so true to the published source material. Alan Moore's words transposed onto screen, but without enough of the soul of the thing to make it properly work. So much of the subtlety was lost. Although the ending, squidless, was surprisingly good. I'd deliberately kept away from anything that might have told me how they made it slightly more believable. And it just about worked.
So a disappointment. But not that bad.