1. Brother129
    February 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    Dear Abby: I’m probably one of 10 comic fans over 30 who have never read Watchmen. (Blasphemy you say!) Of course the intrigue and movie has me curious. What should I do? Cram the Watchment trade paperback prior to going to the movie? Or go the theater and pick up the book when I’m done?

  2. Nico
    February 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    Brother129, I’d recommend picking up the TPB. It’s just $20, is easily accessible, and will at least give you the basic plot. Subsequent readings will reveal more to you, but one should be enough until the movie.

  3. Graciela
    February 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Read it before the movie!! I don’t think the movie can take or add anything to it. But just be open to changes in the movie and that it’s not going to be the same panel to panel.

    I have to admit, I was not on board with the casting of Goode, but he doesn’t seem so bad here. Yeah, the heavy makeup to make him look older is over the top but it’s the thought that counts. He looks a little more Thin White Duke than Smartest Man in the World, but I think I can forgive it.

  4. Propane
    February 20, 2009 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    I’m fine with them taking things and mixing them up. I’m fine with removing the squid. I am not fine with Matthew Goode’s elocution. I could barely understand a word he said.

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