Quite a few million people and counting I reckon.
And at last, I’m one of them!
I didn’t get a chance to go and see Watchmen in the cinema, so I was rather chuffed when I was given the Watchmen DVD for my birthday recently. It’s a long time since I read the comic book but it was impressive as hell! So, like many others, I was wondering how the movie would stack up in comparison.
Pretty damn well!
I was engrossed from the very start, totally absorbed as the story of The Comedian, Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan et al unfolded. I thought the characterisation was excellent, the effects superb and that overall the movie captured the essence of this rather gothic tale very well. A terrific movie and definitely one of the best I’ve seen in a long time.
The problem is, I’ve just noticed that there is a director’s cut version of the movie available. It has become imperative that I see that too!