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Uh Oh! Two Major Critics Knock “Watchmen”

Rorshach PosterThere have been a few early reviews of “Watchmen” floating around the Internet Machine for about a week or so. Most of those reviews are pretty good…but you have to consider the sources. The majority of them are reviews from some pretty invested geeks that have read the graphic novel once a week since 1990. While I am a movie geek, I have never even picked up the graphic novel so I have no horse in this race one way or the other.

Today, the first true major movie critic has ripped into “Watchmen”. The Hollywood Reporter’s Kirk Honeycutt has absolutely slammed the flick. Here’s a quote: “It looks like we have the first real flop of 2009.” Ouch. Then, Justin Chang from Variety hardly gives it a rave review.

What does it mean? Nothing. The movie will make a ton of cash due to the geek community…but once they have watched it, who else will “watch the Watchmen”? You know…like in the comic…whatever.

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  1. Fluffy
    February 26, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Maybe if Kirk Honeycutt could accurately report which actors play which roles, his review would be more credible.

    It’s a little surprising to me that you question the credibility of reviews from the UK, or reviews from people who actually followed the movie’s development, but embrace the credibility of a reviewer who doesn’t know the difference between Carla Gugino and Malin Akerman.

  2. March 1, 2009 at 1:04 AM

    Got to see about 15 minutes of Watchmen today at WonderCon. Fantastic. You are going to enjoy this one, my friend. Trust me. Even if you haven’t read the graphic novel. Ignore the critics (at least until after you see it). 🙂

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