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Old March 3 2009, 05:16 PM   #17
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Re: New Yorker Watchmen Review *Minor Spoilers*

Chess Piece Face wrote: View Post
I'm not reading the review, but I've feared all along that this will suck. It just looks stupid to me in a Batman Returns kind of way...I don't know. I guess if they are lampooning superhero movies instead of superhero comics I "get" that but I just don't give a shit.
What gave you the impression that this is "lampooning" anything? All I've read and seen suggests that it's a very faithful, very serious, hard R-rated adaptation of the original Moore/Gibbons comic miniseries. True, the comic was itself a deconstruction of superhero tropes, and there was no doubt some humor in that, but it was hardly a comedy.
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