100 Words On… Watchmen
This is no superhero movie.
This is an adaptation I’ve been waiting for 20 years for as the battered Comedian badge on my bag testifies, and one that I really like.
This is 1985 with the superpowers at five to midnight and Tricky Dick with his finger…. On. The. Button.
This is costumed heroes that assassinate presidents, attempt rape, lay waste to Vietnam and carve up kiddie fiddlers with cleavers.
This is a narrative with no villain. And no heroes. Just endless brightly coloured shades of grey.
This is a whodunit only you don’t find out ’til the end what’s been done…