Watchmen: Motion Comics hits Blu-ray this week, and is only a very small part of the merchandising juggernaut that is accompanying the release of the comic-adaption Watchmen to theaters. Adrian Veidt would be proud. I have wildly conflicting emotions about the big-screen release: on the one hand, the trailers have been fairly decent and the look of the film appears to be faithful to the book. On the other hand, the extended clips that have been flooding the internet have featured less-than-impressive acting and way too much slow-motion. After all, one mustn’t forget that Watchmen is coming from the same director that brought us 300. Style over substance isn’t what I want from an adaption of a source material that is overflowing with substance. I guess we’ll all know in a few days — I hope that the film is good, but I’ll be going in with lowered expectations.
As far as the motion comic, I checked out the first issue on iTunes when it was initially released. It made me realize how long it had been since I had read the graphic novel, so I dug that out and read it instead of subscribing to the series. I’d suggest you do the same.
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