One of the biggest movies of the spring, "Watchmen," opened this weekend.
Did you go? If so, what did you think?
If you're staying away, why?
I'm a "Watchmen" fan, having read the graphic novel, so I went in with high hopes. Thankfully, those hopes were met – and then some. I thought it looked amazing. They were super faithful to the book – to the point that I actually had deja vu a few times, like "Where have I seen this before?" and then realizing that what I was seeing on the screen mirrored what I had going in my head as I read the novel. That's pretty rare, so I really appreciated that.
There were definitely a few moments that just felt a little off, but they were few and far in between.
As for the absent squid, I'm actually glad they didn't even attempt that. I went back and glanced over my novel when I got home and realized there's absolutely no way to bring that squid to life on the screen...it just wouldn't work.
Overall: yes, "Watchmen" is still the unfilmable graphic novel (there's no way the entire novel can be put to screen) - but this was a very fine attempt to bring the essence of the story to film.
I definitely want to see it again.
What say ye, Scene Now readers?