Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Moriarty's review of Watchmen

Ain't It Cool's Moriarty has posted his thoughts on the film version of Watchmen. He's impressed.

I've followed Watchmen since my brother T.J. let me read it in the 1980s, plus I've followed the early attempts to adapt it on film. (It's the movie my guy Terry Gilliam tried to make, though that fell through.) Around the late Eighties, my friend David Carlton and I wondered how it would be made: one detail I remember is that he suggested that President Nixon be played by Fred Dalton Thompson.

I plan to see Watchmen in a theater that feels like an Eighties theater, which is possible because Portland's Cinemagic and Roseway are both going to show it. Seems right, based on the material (it's set in an alternate-history 1985); I did the same thing by seeing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at the Cinemagic.

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