Watching the Watchmen

March 4, 2009

Rorschach

There has been a lot of hype and the wait is almost over: Watchmen arrives in theaters this Friday. After experiencing years of “development hell” the comic book mini-series, often regarded as being ‘un-filmable,’ has finally been brought to the silver-screen courtesy of director, Zack Snyder (300). Set in an alternate 1985 where Nixon is President, the comic is often praised for its crisp storytelling and decomposition of the superhero archetypes. The main through-line of the story is a murder-mystery embarked upon by the masked vigilante, Rorschach. Read the rest of this entry »