Friday, May 30, 2008
Watchmen the Movie
Watchmen...coming in 2009....
In case you didn't know it, The Watchmen was, along with The Dark Knight Returns, the defining comic book of the 1980s. It changed the content and storytelling in the art form forever. Watchmen, in particular, elevated comics to something akin to literature, what with its very intelligent and postmodern approach. For that it rightly won a Hugo Award.
What makes Watchmen so different? It takes superheroes and speculates how they would act in the real world. The story deals with paranoia, rejection, obsession, sex, and the spectre of nuclear war. What makes it work is the murder mystery surrounding it, which is no less gripping and startling in its conclusion.
Watchmen...watch for it!