Still waiting for Watchmen
, I was surfing around for reviews and I came across this little piece of hateful trash
. I'm kind of angry now... Basically what she says is that Watchmen
will destroy all that is good and pure in the world, since there is graphic violence, graphic sex and (gasp!) homosexuals! Not to mention the 'computer generated penis swinging about
I agree with her on one point - I would not take a small child to see the movie. I wouldn't let a small child read the graphic novel either. The first time I read it, I was about twelve and I didn't get it at all - it wasn't until much later I was mature enough to appreciate the brilliance that is Watchmen
. But seriously - if parents allow their precious innocent little kids to watch the film despite the R-rating, and without looking up what the film is about, can they really blame Hollywood? There's this little thing called parental supervision. I think it's a great thing! Take some fucking responsibility for your own offspring, morons!
I have a few things to say on the topic:
1. Graphic novel =/= Comic book.
2. You can't even begin
to compare Watchmen
to other superhero stories. Superheroes are pretty fantasies. Watchmen
tells the tale of a world where costumed vigilantes are real. It's not meant to be pretty - it's mean to be realistic!
3. Making action figures of the characters does not mean the movie is marketed towards kids. Adults enjoy action figures too (even if that apparently makes us, in the words of a commenter: 'losers'). And how can anyone who has seen the trailers say that this film is meant for children? Wait - did she actually watch
the trailers before she went to see the film? Apparently not.
4. Having sexual relations with more than one man throughout the film does NOT make Silk Spectre II 'slutty'. Being raped by The Comedian does NOT make her mother 'slutty'. Having to explain to your child what a lesbian is should NOT be the end of the world. (Yes, she's one of those
.) Seriously, woman, can you even see what kind of shit you're writing here? YOU FAIL SO HARD IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY!
I suspect the reviewer went to see the film expecting another cheesy patriotic superhero movie in which America is great and perfect and the good guys win at the end. Sorry, dear film critic person, that's not what Watchmen
is about. Why don't you do some background reading next time before you diss something you have no capability to understand? And then proceed to insult and belittle the commenters who don't agree with you? BTW, according to Goodwin's law, YOU LOSE!
Disclaimer 1: I have not yet seen the film, but I expect it to rock.
Disclaimer 2: I have nothing against cheesy patriotic superhero movies. I just have to be in the right mood for them.
Disclaimer 3: Yep, this is serious business. I will go take a cool shower and calm down now.ETA
: Is it wrong that the terrible computer generated penis of doom makes me want to see this movie even more? And hey - it's blue
! If this was SGA fandom, there would already be crack. I can has SGA crossover where Rodney=Dr Manhattan and John=Silk Spectre and they don't
break up? Though I guess Rodney would make a good Nite Owl as well. But then there would be no blue penis swinging about.
I should be sleeping now. Can you tell?