Who Watches the Watchmen
The Watchmen trailer is here, and filled with possibilities both good and bad. It's such a strange project -- one that fills comic fans with equal parts excitement and pure dread. A part of you excites at the thought of a potentially spectacular film adaption of a comic classic, but at the same time, the potential to screw it up is so high that you almost wish it wasn't being made at all.
You can tell from the trailer that the film's creators are serious about wanting to do right by the source material. But at the same time, it's a bit of a mixed bag. The visuals are bang on, but the tone is all wrong -- characters like Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan look astonishing, but the almost music-video-esque direction and bafflingly chosen Smashing Pumpkins music induce more than a little nervousness.
But will any of these elements make it into the film proper? Or do they just make for a good trailer? It's hard to know. It's hard to discern much of anything about an adaption of one of comic's densest, wordiest works from a trailer with almost no dialog. All you can do is watch, giddy and terrified, wondering if the final product will be something we treasure or something we regret.