Friday, 6 March 2009

The road to 'Watchmen'

I am a nerd, of epic proportions.

Specifically, I am a nerd for dark graphic novels, sci-fi films, and rock music.

The upcoming 'Watchmen' film, 23 years in the making, is set to rock my world!

In 1986, Alan Moore wrote 'Watchmen', released as a 12-issue limited series comic book, which was later released as a single graphic novel. It instantly received rave reviews, hailed as the greatest graphic novel of all time, even being included on Time magazine's 100 top novels of all time.

Its popularity seemed to stem from its unusually dark premise, full of death and destruction. The superheroes can't fly or climb walls, they are just members of the public who want to change the world for the better, but it doesn't always work that way. Pages filled with blood, nuclear bombs, and excessive violence towards innocents shocked and intrigued people used to the camp bright coloured antics of Superman and the like.

I will be seeing the film Sunday evening, and the review will be up later that night. Until then, here is an awesome wallpaper (click it for a larger image), if you are a fan, and looking forward to it as much as I am!


  1. God all you do is review films that have had the most publicity!!

  2. I had nagging feeling throughout the movie that the they chose the wrong girl for the (younger) Silk Spectre; all the other character choices were perfect tho