Who Watches? I Will.
Maybe richer than normal themes (3:10 to Yuma).
Or a little character depth (Dr. Who).
Or a bit of societal mirroring (Battlestar Galactica).
Or something to make you think because it turns its own genre on its head (Unforgiven).
If I’m lucky, a bit of it all (Dark Knight).
That’s why I’m looking forward to Watchmen.
That trailer gave me chills. Seems as if not only will the action be done right; but the characters, relationships and themes (body, heart and soul) will survive intact.
The complex richness of the graphic novel still gets into my gut when re-reading, even after a couple of decades.
And the thematic discussions (no easy answers, just to warn you) haven’t lost any relevance.
In fact, the novel is an ethical quiz book for our day – especially on the nature of power, and the use of such power (even in the name of good).
Oh – for existing fans of the novel, check this out for a giggle: what if Charles Schulz drew The Watchmen?
Just my thoughts,