Snyder BTFO. That premiere was solid, it's a mess but it's tapping into the essence of the source material beautifully. The criticisms of its politics are so silly to me, it seems like a no-brainer to me to depict a white supremacy terrorist organization as the main adversaries in this type of story -- it's such a far cry from the material of this genre we're normally exposed to like Marvel who are so deliberately out-of-touch with any conflicts or context with sociopolitical relevance to the present that it's hard to know what we're supposed to truly take away from it. Through the first episode Lindelof has taken the complicated alternate history setting of Moore's source material and extended it three decades into the here and now, developing an incredibly-realized universe that is equal parts fantastical and reflective. It's a suffocating dystopia, and while we haven't seen much outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma so far, it's not hard to imagine what it's like elsewhere.
With The Boys premiering this year as well there was a natural concern about how relevant this show would even be with that one tackling similar thematic ground and doing so very well, but it goes without saying that Watchmen has already carved out a drastically different voice and purpose for itself and that the two series can actually complement each other quite nicely. It's not a perfect pilot and I would say that thus far it's been a bit too grim and I'm wanting more from the personalities of the characters, but it's a promising start to something that could become really special.
I really enjoyed it and the promos for the upcoming episodes made me even more hyped. Looks like it’ll build on the lore of the original story.
The world building was my favorite part and I’m really excited to explore this world in future episodes. Even though both cops and superheroes are pretty oversaturated in media currently, this really feels like it’s gonna be unique.
Damn good premiere imo. The Reznor/ Ross score was fucking awesome and of course there was Don FUCKING Johnson singing a great tune. Count me in on sticking with this one. We are in for a wild ride folks.
Another fan fuckin tastic episode! All 3 episodes have been great but this latest one (Episode 3) was utterly superb! I'll echo the sentiments that Jean Smart is a fantastic actress. Loved her on Legion as well .