In a world flooded with comic book adaptations, one of the more hotly debated films in recent history is Zack Snyder‘s take on the classic Alan Moore graphic novel Watchmen. Some love it. Some hate it. Me? I sway heavily in the direction of hate. I don’t necessarily hate it, but I do see it as a missed opportunity. Snyder seemed to be far more concerned with recreating images from the source than building in a story.
That translation is exactly the topic of this brief discussion between comedian and comic book/film nerd Patton Oswalt and Night Owl himself Patrick Wilson. The slavishness of the adaptation is something the two have very different takes on. Oswalt thinks it hurts. Wilson thinks it helps, and I don’t think he is just saying that because he was in the movie.
What I like about this is the two have differing opinions on the film, and they don’t have to yell at each other about them. Reading Internet arguments is exhausting (and constant), so when two level-headed people talk about something, it is a relief.
So, you can take a look at the chat the two have below. Personally, I side with Oswalt on this issue. What do you think of the slavishness of some of the adaptation of Watchmen? A plus? A minus?
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