Review: Watchmen

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Fresh off the heels of mega-hit comic-book adaption and meme goldmine 300, Zak Snyder had the world at his feet. Like a conquering hero, the grandiose success of only his second feature film afforded him his pick of the best, juiciest and most bountiful of projects. He could have done anything. He could have slipped into a franchise like Bond or the X-Men. He could have played it safe and made a sequel. Instead he choose to adapt the unadaptable He’d make The Watchmen;┬áthe labyrinthine, epic comic book that had lingered in development hell for nearly twenty years. The plan was to steer the floundering ship into port, and once again prove that he was the Alpha and the Omega of all comic-book movie directors. Fuck Christopher Nolan’s puny Batman or Hugh Jackman’s pathetic Wolverine. Snyder was gonna make a giant budget movie about a giant blue man with his giant blue CGI dick out.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Teaser from Amazing Spiderman 2 Released

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So if you were like me and not interested in the pointless sequel to the pointless reboot of the Spiderman franchise, you probably didn’t go to see Amazing Spiderman 2. Or, maybe like my friend Tom, you foolishly left after the credits began to roll. Well we’re all retards it would seem, as Marvel managed to slot in a teaser for the up-coming Bryan Singer (Valkyrie, Usual Suspects) led X-Men Days of Future Past. Sneaky devils.

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