Monday, March 09, 2009
Watchmen (United States of Amnesia: Zach Snyder, 2009)
Watchmen, so far, is the worst film I have seen in the theaters this year. A huge disappointment. Nothing like turning a critique of the false worship of heroes (the original graphic novel obviously meant for us to link it to a critique of media/historic construction of real world leaders as super heroic, thus the graphic novels constant deconstruction of this process across many narrative forms) into a fetishized worship of super heroes as mindless entertainment. Even the psychopathic Rorshach and Comedian in the final scenes are designed to evoke sympathy. Simple movies for simple minds (yeah, I went to see it, I engaged in a nostalgic hope, yes, sometimes I fall for the hype).