Like any good comic book nerd, I saw Watchmen last weekend along with millions of other people. It’s not a perfect movie by any stretch, but as a fan of the original comic book, I think it does a good job of transferring the core themes into a decent, watchable film. I was just tripping out that I was seeing this story on the big screen, as many thought this was un-filmable material and its had a really troubled history of trying to get made.
More than anything, though, I’d still recommend people check out the book. It’s one of the most dense, layered and complex stories I’ve ever read.
Geo (of Blue Scholars) has a great guest review of the film up on his blog. Besides being one of the hardest working emcees in the rap game, Geo also manages to review almost a film a day on his blog (although the Watchmen review is from someone else).
And props to the Bay Area Chinese American brother Alex Tse for handling script duties for the film. Alex also wrote and produced the heavily slept on, Spike Lee-directed film Sucker Free City, about gangs in San Francisco which I dug.