"I know a lot of people want to know about Watchmen, so I'll just cut to
the chase right away: It's the best movie inspired by a graphic novel
that I've ever seen. It could have gone wrong in a thousand different
places, and it didn't. I've wanted to see this movie for twenty years,
and it was entirely worth the wait. Hear me now, my fellow geeks: you
have nothing to worry about."
I'm still skeptical (damnit, Dan Dreiberg doesn't look like that) but hopeful, definititely- braced, but hopeful. So much of this looks so exactly right. Also, Wheaton's closing bit about meeting Zack Snyder makes me feel 100% about my own fangirldom.
I'm also boycotting talking to non- geeks about the movie/ books, because it's just too infuriating otherwise. Well, okay: I'm boycotting talking to people about it in person, obviously. I'm not going to explain what the book is about just because I like comics and you don't read them but everyone is talking about this movie. To get the standards out of the way: Yes, it's supposed to look that way. No, there's no Tobey Maguire. No, it's not about Batman. No, it's not cheesy and stop saying that. Seriously, this is Alan Moore- go out and get yourself a copy of the graphic novel. It won a Hugo and continues to be reviewed as one of the best pieces of modern English- language literature; you won't regret it.