smile-300x3001So who watches the Watchmen?

Well, Charmaine and I did. And we enjoyed it immensely. That hairy headcase Alan Moore is a visionary for turning the hackneyed super-hero genre “inside out” (although he was unhappy with the movie adaptation and refused credit on it, as in the case with From Hell and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen).

I’m racking my brains out to come up with a decent review of the movie, but not even Extra Joss could set my head into writing mode today, so I’ll just steal item #8 in Jessica Zafra’s review.

“8. The movie is true to its uncredited creator’s vision. It turns the superhero genre inside out (often literally). There is no triumphalism, no saving the day, just bitterness, regret, self-loathing, corrosion and dark irony. It’s a downer, and it’s just what we wanted.”

My thoughts, exactly.


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