“I'd gladly spend 163 minutes reading Rorschach's diary. The occasional voiceovers we get during Watchmen in which that character bluntly spews his not-so-optimistic views on the human race are a delight to listen to, and they pale in comparison to most of the other material that the film's script has to offer. Early in the film, Rorschach says of Manhattan that "the city reeks like an abattoir full of retarded children," and all I could think was, "Wow, can we hear more, please?" Many would agree that the mere presence of the word "abattoir" in there is, like... intellectually orgasmic.
I approached Watchmen with a little trepidation because the consensus appeared to be that you'd be completely lost if you weren't familiar with the graphic novel it's based on. So, I went in makin” read more