Has the movie hype jumped the shark?
First, gripes that clips that were released aren’t made of awesome, that the last viral video sucked and that Doctor Manhattan’s Wan
d is not true to the comic Then silly tie-in merchandise where the real items are indistinguishable from the spoof ones. I mean, really:
Anti-movie sentiment is not always as well reasoned as this, but if you block it all out, you might just miss the greatest Watchmen revisionist ending ever made.
Zack Snyder‘s revelation that the ending of the Watchmen movie will omit the extradimensional cephalophod of the comics has inspired an <airquotes>internet backlash</airquotes>:
[via LMG, I think].
Reading the interview in the first link I think they’ve actually got a more elegant ending than the one in the graphic novel. Certainly better than Sam Hamm’s solution (repeat after me: Time Travel is never the answer).
And I like the trailer better, after repeated viewings. It’s easy to be pessimistic and cynical, but let’s not forget that Zack Snyder is second only to Robert Rodriguez in realizing a comic creator’s artistic vision faithfully on film.