A few of us have decided to do the “comic book movie thing” and see a midnight screening of Watchmen tonight. (Most comic book movies have midnight screenings the day before they open.) I was offered the chance to see a pre-screening of it through some colleagues of mine, but I passed. Something like this is meant to be seen on the big screen with fans who really appreciate it.
For those who don’t know, Watchmen is based on the best selling, most critically acclaimed graphic novel of all time. And yes, it’s a superhero movie. It’s set in an alternate 1985 and from the looks of things, is going to be awesome.
I’ve been waiting for years for this movie — there has been a lot of behind the scenes hassle to get it made to the point when everyone wondered if it would ever get done — but finally I get to see the comic come to life.