Dogpile on the Watchmen! Dogpile on the Watchmen!

Honestly, I don't think they're all that bad. But if people lost their shit over Galactus not being a big dude in a Kirby hat in FF2, I suppose it's only expected that they'll do the same if the Watchmen costumes don't 100% match what's on the page, too. And I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the comics internet looking for things to complain about a movie they'll end up going to see anyway.

And yeah, the success-to-failure ratio for adaptations of Alan Moore comics isn't great, but V for Vendetta proved that it can be done reasonably well, so I'm willing to give Watchmen a fair shake. But hey, I'm a reasonable guy.

4 comments:

De said...

Between the trash talk over Watchmen and the chicanery I witnessed watching The King of Kong this morning, I'm nearly close to renouncing my geek status. But if I did that, I'd be as worthy of scorn as those I'm complaining about. So I stay.

Bill D. said...

I'm glad I'm not the only who walked away from The King of Kong strangely angry.

But yeah, nerds are really getting to me lately, which leads me around to getting mad at myself for being one. Like I need more self-loathing!

geekusa said...

Man, I actually liked the movie of V For Vendetta more than I liked the book, which is the first time that's happened ever.

Except, of course, Alan Moore hates it, because they ruined the movie by having V make Eggy in a basket. No, I'm serious. Read his interview with MTV.

Bill D. said...

I actually liked the V movie better than the book, too. A lot of the stuff from the book got cut, sure, but as it turns out, I really didn't miss much of it.