Watchmen Reviews

April 14, 2013
Watchmen the movie provides ample evidence that more is more, but less might have been closer to Moore in spirit (that is, anarchic, witty and compelling).
May 6, 2011
If you haven't read the source material I think you're going to dislike it even more than I did. So yeah, it's sort of bad news around here.
March 13, 2009
Great book, mediocre adaptation.
March 9, 2009
Watchmen left me looking at the exit far more often than at the screen.
March 6, 2009
Zack Snyder's film version of Watchmen is a grim and grisly excursion into comic-book mythology.
March 6, 2009
[T]there are problems both with the tale, which was an awful lot more subversive 20 years ago than it is today, and the telling, which in contrast to Moore's radical experimentation is disappointingly staid and straightforward.
March 6, 2009
The reverence is inert, the violence noxious, the mythology murky, the tone grandiose, the texture glutinous. It's an alternate version of The Incredibles minus the delight.
March 6, 2009
I think Snyder and his writers channel moments of the humanity and humor that's always present in Moore's work.
March 6, 2009
It wasn't that I wasn't engaged in some of the (many) story lines, it's just that there was never enough time spent with any particular one to so as to become emotionally involved ... which seem strange to say about a movie 165 minutes long.
March 6, 2009
Watchmen is a two-hour, 42 minute ride through a dystopian scape with appropriately twisting and conflicted story lines.