MTV’s Larry Carroll spoke with Zack Snyder about his eagerly (and/or nervously) anticipated adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen. I’m almost as skeptical as anyone, but Snyder continues to say the right things:
“I feel like the thing with Watchmen that’s really important is the way it deconstructs superhero mythology, and I think that cinema now is the place where superheroes go to enter mass culture. We wanted to do the same thing with Watchmen. I want people who don’t know Watchmen to start to understand how it relates to their mythology, the mythology that we now treasure – which is the mythology of superheroes.”
Interestingly, when talking about the trailer, Snyder says the scenes with Dr. Manhattan blowing people up in Vietnam are “a little rougher” in the R-rated version. I haven’t been paying attention, but has it already been accepted that Watchmen would be an R? As you know from my beef with the PG-13 Dark Knight, this would be great news. Watchmen cannot be squeaky clean.
It’s getting awfully superhero-ey around here lately. I’m thinking of investing in a cape and a pair of tights.
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