Watching out of morbid curiosity I have to say this is one of the strangest pop culture products, like, ever.
|Posted: 28 October 2019 at 9:19pm | IP Logged | 8
WATCHMEN the comic book is very dear to me but I'm almost immune now to being outraged by any of these side products after the Snyder movie, BEFORE WATCHMEN, DOOMSDAY CLOCK, etc. The original is still there, it's still perfect and will be forever relevant.
But this thing... why?? It's so bad and pretentious at the same time that it's actually hilarious.
Not only It has almost nothing in common with WATCHMEN plot-wise or thematically but it commits the cardinal sin of being incredibly boring and so patronizing it makes my eyeballs disappear into my sockets. It has absolutely no reason to exist.
With Snyder, you knew most of WATCHMEN went straight over his head and that was ok. He could never reach something beyond "If superheroes existed in the real world that would be kinda scary, huh?"
Not with Lindelof, tho. This guy thinks he's smart, he "worships" the original, he thinks of 2019 parallelisms, he'll tell you all about it.
He wants to talk about race, and cops, and alt-right conspiracies. Who would be the president in a liberal dystopia? How about Robert Redford? I bet in this world they would call reparations "Redfordations"! Tee-hee! How could we name the white trash neighborhoods? Got it, "Nixonvilles"! Hey, in this world, Rorschach's journal would be kinda like Qanon, huh? You can almost hear the writer's room collective giggle.
It's just so monumentally stupid. And it's obviously getting great reviews. As if the very concept of masked vigilante justice possibly leading to fascism had just been introduced into the world! And hey, why stop there? Let's make the connection Moore already subtly made 34 years ago about this kind of behavior being shared by the likes of the Ku Klux Klan REALLY OVERT so no one can miss it! Guaranteed headlines!
The first episode confused me but now I think I'm getting the vibe and just laugh at how ridiculous it all is (didn't even get to the "Veidt" part!) so I guess I'll continue to hate-watch it.