Alan Moore, misunderstood genius or revolutionary guerilla comic terrorist? I’m sure whatever I say here someone will disagree with me yet I will bury the yearning to use the middle finger shield of invincibility. Instead I shall attempt to present a balanced opinion on this glorious little snippet from Cinema Blend.

Zack Snyder has released a sort of video diary covering his first week on the set of Watchmen and while it doesn’t show anything other than him and what appears to be a rather well crafted wooden door it is exciting to finally hear the project is off the ground and actually being filmed.

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As you can see, he doesn’t say much that anyone with half a rational mind couldn’t have guessed, but why should he? Few other directors take the time to let people know how things are progressing in this manner. Well done sir. Having said that Alan Moore films fall into 2 categories; Horrendous interpretations that immediately induce erectile dysfunction and horrendous interpretations that are actually great films.

I shall let you, the gracious and informed reader decide which films fall into which. What can be said is this, Zack Snyder did a damn fine job with 300 and Alan Moore writes damn fine stories, with Watchmen being possibly the greatest piece of literature in modern graphic novel history (Modern being whatever period of time I deem fit). A match made in heaven? Only time and ultimately we, the FSR legion will produce the answer.

Watchmen is go for release on 03.06.09.


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