As I wrote in Dial H for History last month, one of my biggest concerns about the Watchmen film was that it played like a typical action-laden superhero film. However, Japan’s trailer for the new film now posted on Trailer Addict makes me wonder about my earlier assertion.
For those of your keeping score, we not only saw Richard Nixon in this trailer, but also witnessed Fidel Castro and the Kennedy assassination — as well as the revelation of the mysterious second shooter on the grassy knoll. Hint: Lee Harvey Oswald has nothing on this embodiment of the American Dream. But if the political undertones are as heavy as in the trailers, this might very well be a deeper film than we ever expected from Zack Snyder.