Watchmen DVD: Introducing Bowdlerization Ratings

I was into the comic novel way-back-when, and I so wanted to see this movie in the theaters.  I was busy in February, taking an intensive training to teach English, and therefore missed it.

Today, it came out on DVD, and I’ve just finished watching it.  It’s one of these deals where you knew they were going to screw it up, but you want to see it anyway.

So, yeah, they screwed it up.

They didn’t screw it up badly.  They stayed as close to the graphic novel as they could in the 2hr 40min time-frame.  It wasn’t like Bladerunner, which bears no resemblance to the novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  Bladerunner fails as an adaptation, but as an independent movie does quite well.  In contrast, Watchmen works as an adaptation, but it’s pretty eh as a movie. (more…)

Published in: on July 21, 2009 at 4:03 pm  Comments (2)  
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