Edited to add reviews 2/24, 2/27, 3/5
WATCHMEN WATCHMEN WATCHMEN!
Ok, those of you who are jumping up and down clutching yellow paperbacks to their chests and shouting, “I KNOW! OMG!” can go stand over there —->
It’s a movie. It’s coming out March 6th. It’s going to be AWESOME. Wil Wheaton says so. So does Blunty. Rachelle liked it overall and had some good points about parts that might bother the fans that I am taking as forewarning and will be covering my eyes at certain parts.
You’re going to see it.
No, don’t give me that crap. You are totally going to see it. Don’t make me come over there, because I will tie you up and drag your sorry behind to the theater if I have to, and none of us want that. But before you do go see it, you see that yellow paperback those guys over there —-> are clutching to their chests?
Yeah, that one.
Go buy it. Right now. Preferably from your Independent Comic Store (if you’re in Portland, go here), or at least from your Independent Book Store (*cough, cough, don’t give money to Amazon.Com*). Because you need to read this.
Why? You’re asking me why? BECAUSE I SAID SO!
*sigh* Fine, a better reason: Alan Moore’s Watchmen is the book that started the entire “Hey, what if superheroes have, you know, to take responsibility for their power?” trend. Your mopey Christian Bale Batman? Your troubled Robert Downey, Jr. Iron Man? Your angsty, get a new expression Tobey Maguire Spiderman?
Mr. Moore says, “You’re WELCOME.”
And, um, hey, you guys over there —> jumping up and down with the yellow paperback clutched to your chest? Can you, like, cover your ears for a second? Thanks.
Ok, so, you new guys, when you’re reading Watchmen you can totally skip the pirate stuff.
OI! I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU GUYS TO COVER YOUR EARS! Quit yelling at me! The pirate crap is BORING. They’re all “Oooh, lookit me, I’m a foreshadowy-shadow commentating on current events that are still relevant almost two decades later!” Blech.
WE WANTS THE BEATINGS! AND THE ‘SPLODEYS!
And for those of you who, somehow, haven’t seen one of these yet. I give you: THE TRAILER.