erik lundegaard

Who Watches the Watchers of “Watchmen”?

“I am apparently in the lonely 1.4% of the public who is only somewhat interested in this movie. In other words I want to see it but I'm not salivating after that 15 minutes I saw. NY Post wonders if Zack Snyder is the new Stanley Kubrick. This is why I'm not salivating. Mass preemptive hyperbole just kills my will to live.”

— Nathaniel R. on Film Experience Blogspot.

Check out, too, Anthony Lane's review in The New Yorker in which he tears “Watchmen” (and “V for Vendetta,” not to mention leering 19-year-olds in general) a new one. 

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Posted at 10:00 AM on Thu. Mar 05, 2009 in category Quote of the Day  


Mister B wrote:

I really liked the graphic novel and the movie should be very interesting visually, but this is not one of those I've been looking forward to like I had been for the most recent Star Trek (Nemesis), Star Wars (Episode I) or Indiana Jones (Crystal Skull) movies.

All of those most recent efforts disappointed me quite a bit, though, so this shouldn't be as bad.
Comment posted on Thu. Mar 05, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Tim wrote:

I was gung-ho to see this straight away, but work has interfered and I probably won't see it until at least the weekend if not Monday or Tuesday.
Comment posted on Thu. Mar 05, 2009 at 09:52 PM

Andy G wrote:

Dr Manhattan looks "like a porn star left overnight in a meat locker." I love Anthony Lane. AO Scott hammered Watchmen (and its target audience) too in much the same way.
Comment posted on Fri. Mar 06, 2009 at 01:15 AM
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