Actually this film is just a waste of time and money. After 50 minutes you just wanna pee or smoke or get another beer at least. It’s not a bad movie and the first 30 minutes or so are really great. We get Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, David Bowie, JFK and the Village People. We get the flashbacks and a look at what happened to the original crime fighters in the universe inhabited by “The Watchmen”. You get a look at what the movie could have been.
After that we get some lame “oh, so close to the comic book” interpretation of a story that was relevant in the 80s. Now we get this ridiculous eye candy movie and the retro bullshit compared to the serious deconstruction of the superhero mythology and the comment on the Thatcher era the comic provided when it came out in 1986. No update in an artistic way, no brains, just the same old Hollywood mainstream ooze. And what is it with the ridiculous soundtrack?
Today we got a different Zeitgeist and the movie makes the 80s look about as far away as the 20s. Very sad. Almost no understanding for the original material, no depth and in the end of this film is nothing but superhero bullshit. This is the way the marketing is gonna work. “Another Superheo Movie!” Woohoo, that’s exactly what people are waiting for after “Fantastic Four II”!
Zach Snyder does the Leni Riefenstahl one more time and that’s pretty much all he knows. He doesn’t even know what year it is or how to send a message via snail mail. The movie simply focusses on a plot that doesn’t matter the way the screenplay makes it work. Hey, cut out at least 30 minutes of blue Jesus on Mars! Try to sell less toys and screw your Pirates cartoon DVD and the internet hype. Try to understand your mainstream audience at least!
I like superhero bullshit, but in this case it’s just sad. Read the comic instead.