While seemingly a fairly faithful adaptation to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ influential graphic novel, Watchmen is a very troubled film, both aesthetically and thematically. Watchmen’s major problems lie in Zack Snyder’s direction. While the visuals are absolutely stunning, Snyder’s inability to get his actors to do more than basic emoting and rudderless direction that… Continue reading Some say WATCHMEN is a poor adaptation.
Although originally published from 1986-87, the 12-volume comic Watchmen is still a jaw-dropping read in 2009. Set in an alternate history of the United States, its plot focuses on the impending nuclear war between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. The comic, as well as the film, provides a back story for a group of costumed… Continue reading Others think it was true to the comic book.
It was the era of hyper-charged politics. A vague but horrifying threat loomed in the horizon. Armageddon was one button-push away. Ronald Reagan was seriously considering putting up satellites that would shoot down missiles in space using lasers. It was an absurd, but politically tumultuous time. In this political climate, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons… Continue reading WATCHMEN director Zack Snyder talks mythology.