Kevin Smith Has Seen Watchmen: "They Pulled It Off"
We can always count on everyone's favorite geeky filmmaker and comic book lover Kevin Smith to give us his thoughts on the most hyped movies. He did it last year with Grindhouse and again earlier this year with The Dark Knight. Now he chimes in with his thoughts on Zack Snyder's Watchmen - a full seven months ahead of its theatrical debut. His quote comes courtesy of SlashFilm, who explains that during the panel at Comic-Con where both Smith and Snyder were in an attendance, Smith was raving about the footage that they had showed earlier in the day. Obviously Snyder caught up with Smith and decided to show him the film and now we get to hear his reaction. And it's even better than I was expecting.
After seeing the beautiful trailer for Watchmen, everyone seems to be confident in the visuals, but still worried about the story. Obviously that's the most important element of the graphic novel.
"I saw Watchmen. It's fucking astounding. The Non-Disclosure Agreement I signed prevents me from saying much, but I can spout the following with complete joygasmic enthusiasm: Snyder and Co. have pulled it off. Remember that feeling of watching Sin City on the big screen and being blown away by what a faithful translation of the source material it was, in terms of both content and visuals? Triple that, and you'll come close to watching Watchmen. Even Alan Moore might be surprised at how close the movie is to the book. March can't come soon enough."
I never doubted Snyder and his crew, but most have been a bit weary. However, this proves plain and simple that Snyder has done it. Unfortunately, we've got to wait until March 6th, 2009 until we get to see this masterpiece that Smith talked about. It's going to be a long and painful wait, but an incredible relief when we get to see another comic book masterpiece in March. Christopher Nolan did it with The Dark Knight and I have a good feeling that Snyder is going to do it with Watchmen. Everything I've seen so far, on the set or otherwise, has further confirmed by belief that Snyder has his shit together and that this is going to finally be the Watchmen movie everyone has wanted to see! Be ready this March!