March 10, 2009
I’ve only casually glanced across the Watchmen dissection on the internet, but what I’ve seen seems pretty tame. This is something of a surprise considering what everyone for the past decade would have imagined happen when the day the film adaptation of one of the most beloved graphic novels of all time finally saw the light of day. Fanboys crying ‘foul’ over the supposed bastardization of their treasured properties has plagued everything from comic book films to Lord of the Rings, and will continue full-throated when the Star Trek reboot debuts this summer. Watchmen has been made by one of their own, however, and in this case, it is probably about as good as it could be without causing a ruckus.