Those Watchmen cards don’t actually “exist”. They are virtual fantasy creations that can be found in lastchance’s photobucket. The movie, however, is very real.
It was like a dream. We attended the Thursday midnight show at the quaint little theater twelve blocks from home. There were only three people in the audience, including the two of us. We had a nearly private screening.
I don’t know what the public will think of this film. It is deeply faithful to the comic book, taking the myth straight to the heart of the brain. It challenges everything you are as a human being. Then it challenges your right to exist.
It is long, and its images linger. It seems like three different movies, all of them perfectly executed. The music was spot on. The dialogue was tight. The acting was acceptable, unless it was Walter Kovacs. He was magnificent.
We loved it. Watchmen is a thinking man’s dream come true, and the film adaptation is really here now. Open a space in your head.