5 Reasons why you should cross the geek line and watch the Watchmen
a) It is the best graphic novel of all time and is the only comic that is in Time magazine’s top 100 books of all time. The Da Vinci Code isn’t part of the top 100.
b) The Dark Knight showed us that the world is ready for sophistication with their popcorn superhero films. Watchmen is not even a superhero film, it deals with the repercussions of the murder of a retired superhero.
c) Supposedly set in an alternative 1985
d) The novel does not pull punches. You will see some of the most graphic and taboo subject matter on screen. This is not Superman 3 where Clark
e) If this does turn out to be a flop, I’m worried it will be, it will be due to the fact that it is almost impossible to make a film of such scope and magnitude without alienating a mainstream audience. This film has spent 18 years in development hell, every big name actor of the past 15 years has at some point been attached to star. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon. Luckily Zac Synder, director of 300, decided that it was best to go with an almost unknown cast. That’s a big risk for a film a film with a lot of money invested in it.
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