Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Who Watches? I Will.





As you are aware, I like my genre movies to have a little something-something.

Maybe richer than normal themes (3:10 to Yuma).

Or a little character depth (Dr. Who).

Or a bit of societal mirroring (Battlestar Galactica).

Or something to make you think because it turns its own genre on its head (Unforgiven).

If I’m lucky, a bit of it all (Dark Knight).

That’s why I’m looking forward to Watchmen.

That trailer gave me chills. Seems as if not only will the action be done right; but the characters, relationships and themes (body, heart and soul) will survive intact.

The complex richness of the graphic novel still gets into my gut when re-reading, even after a couple of decades.

And the thematic discussions (no easy answers, just to warn you) haven’t lost any relevance.

In fact, the novel is an ethical quiz book for our day – especially on the nature of power, and the use of such power (even in the name of good).

Oh – for existing fans of the novel, check this out for a giggle: what if Charles Schulz drew The Watchmen?

Just my thoughts,

Sean

1 comment:

David Goulet said...

I too hope the film is as good as the trailer promises. And if its successful at the BO it will open doors for other comic book adaptations that are not just about the "Pow! Boom! Kerang!"

Not that there isn't room for that too.