Tuesday, 13 January 2009


Dan Dreiberg: 'But the country's disintegrating. What's happened to America? What's happened to the American dream?'
The Comedian: 'It came true. You're looking at it'.

Watchmen isn't what you'd call a child-friendly superhero movie. Malin Akerman (who plays Silk Spectre II) said in an interview that the film belongs in a genre of its own. There's probably some truth to that. If superheroes did exist (and apologies to those of you who think they do), then this is probably what they'd be like: horrendously flawed, disturbed individuals, desperately trying to save the world, but not always doing the right thing.