Enjoy this article from my weekly column CINEMA REMEMBERED over at THAT MOMENT IN. This week’s edition examines a moment from one of the best comic book movie adaptions THE WATCHMEN. The film is full of complex characters and complex themes.
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HOW IT STARTS: Dr. Manhattan brings Silk Spectre to Mars, where she tries to convince him to return to Earth and save the human race.
THE PREFACE: Zack Snyder directs one of the best comic-book adaptions of all time. It’s not just because of Snyder’s hyper visualization–story-boarded by Alan Moore’s comic-book–or because of the most excellent musical choices. WATCHMEN is such a faithful and successful adaption because of its dense subject matter, which somehow remained in tact despite being a big budget Hollywood picture.
Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre
WATCHMEN is intended for adults. Its complex themes, theoretical science, and dark philosophy create a universe based on realism. There’s also intelligent deconstruction on the concept of time. Basically, this comic book flick is complicated…
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