Posted the following on a discussion board a little bit ago, and realized I never said anything about Watchmen on the site, so, here’s my extremely brief review.
I saw Watchmen at a screening a couple of weeks back. It’s way better than I expected it to be, and, in fact, I found myself inspired by it. I hadn’t read the graphic novel in at least ten years, and liked the movie so much, I went out and rebought it, and reread it.
It’s different than the book, obviously, but, some of the choices are actually pretty great (the squid never worked for me in the book, and what they came up with instead really makes infinitely more sense.) Overall, there’s considerably more style than substance, but, the material itself is so substantial, that it ends up being okay.
So, yeah, go in with low expectations and be pleasently surprised.