By JamesF 55 Comments
Why, you ask? Well, it's simple. People didn't read the graphic novel.
If you haven't read the graphic novel, I've got nothing against you. Hell, I probably like you, but it's those that haven't read the book, but decide that just because they're movie journalists they can pass judgement without having read the novel. The Metacritic score is currently a 49. This score will probably go up soon, but just thinking that someone would give it a 1/5 stars, and their only reason is because Zack Snyder didn't make it exactly friendly for someone who hasn't read the book, is awful. I knew this was bound to happen, but it still manages to bother me. Watchmen is a somewhat complicated graphic novel, and while it may never touch the complexity of Metal Gear Solid, it's still sometimes hard to follow. I know that, but if you're actually trying to understand it, I'm sure you won't have a problem with it.
I know there's going to be a lot of people who go to see it just because they have a friend who loves Watchmen. They're going to watch it, hate it, and go back to their friend and tell them they wasted $10 because they thought it was stupid. Again, this kills me. If you've never read the book, and if you've never heard anything about the movie, you probably shouldn't go see it. You'll be confused, you won't like it, and you'll be part of the problem with this movie in the first place.
This movie was made for it's fans and I'm pretty sure that's exactly who they want to see it. The fact of the matter is, assholes who have never read the graphic novel and are movie journalists who decide that they want to review the film are going to give it a low score. They're not going to understand it but they won't be able to admit it. They're going to say that the movie was bad, just because it went over their head. They're stubborn. They don't even realize that if they weren't such pricks, they'd be able to enjoy a perfectly good movie, and a movie that I'm destined to like.
Now, if you go to see the movie, and you've read the novel or not, and you don't like it, fair enough. Tell you the truth, if you have a good reason about why you dislike the film, I'm happy. At least you have an opinion that's worth something.
Thanks for reading.