Oh, hi there, Bloggers!
Say, I bet I know why you’re here. You must be here to ask me not to judge the Watchmen movie a) too harshly when I see it, b) based on the trailer alone, unless I liked the trailer, or c) at all ever under any circumstances.
And you know, what can I really say to that, except…POLICE! POLICE, HELP!!
Seriously now, people. What is this, a shakedown? This has been going on for way too long. Have you seen the Watchmen trailer comment threads out there? People are getting pissed. I’m starting to worry. It’s all getting out of our hands, somehow. Everything from chiding to fake arguing to bullying, and for what?
Honestly, for what?
So people will think comics are great literature? So Alan Moore will be mentioned in the same breath as Nabokov?
What’s the achievement to be had, here?
It will probably seem ehh, okay I guess, I like the blue dude to anyone who hasn’t read the comic. To those who read it but didn’t see the big deal it will probably seem better than the comic — in the same way those who didn’t see the big deal about David Lloyd’s artwork in V For Vendetta thought the Wachowski Brothers’ movie was better because it “wasn’t so muddy” (though really I think they mean “better because not as good”). To those who love the comic as I do it will probably seem a lot like that part at the end where Frodo and Sam were saying goodbye — holy shit, I thought that was never going to end, did you?
So really, come on…enough with the arm-twisting. Don’t ask me to like it if I think it’s shitty. Don’t tell me if I can’t say something pleasant I shouldn’t say anything at all.
This is why we can’t have nice criticism, you know. All this “support the team” bullshit.
I mean, that just begs for a little peeling-back of this veneer, you know?
Hey, what do you suppose is under here?