Thursday, March 05, 2009

Watchmen = Big Yawn

One of the most over hyped movies in recent memory is coming out tomorrow. The build up over the past week in all forms of media is overwhelming. Badly drawn and poorly written, The Watchmen captures zero interest from me.

How the idiot critics at Time Magazine rated The Watchmen as one of the 100 best English language novels to be issued since 1923 is just beyond me when you consider the novels that were omitted (no Ayn Rand?! MORONS!).

I am not a huge graphic novel/comic book fan to begin with, but there are some that I like and have read and the rest I just ignore because they cannot capture my attention like a good novel can.

Now don't get me wrong, The Watchmen will make a ton of money this year for the movie industry (a shoe in for the top 5 grossing movies of the year), but the critics are panning it already and the fanboys are crying that you (Zack Snyder) cut too much or did not add their favorite part into the film. Maybe he should have paid some attention to what Peter Jackson did for the Lord of the Rings trilogy when the fans cried foul... it might have helped- but I doubt it.

I am a big movie fan. I have not gone as much during the last few years due to self-imposed financial constraints, but I do still see some flicks during the year.

I will not be seeing this one.

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