Ain’t It Cool News has reported… well, non-reported… some interesting news on the Watchmen film.
Apparently there’s an embargo on the reviews. For those not in the know, that means they’ve made a deal with Warner Bros., Zack Snyder, or someone else that they will not release the review until X date.
But as AICN reports…that only seems to be held for U.S. reviewers. Thank goodness there’s another continent or two that might be able to pinch-hit — and according to reports… WATCHMEN IS GOOD!
That was PonderPop. How about Devin Faraci’s non-review review from CHUD? Here’s a highlight:
Snyder had crafted a movie that flirts with honest to God greatness, that doesn’t just capture the events of the comic but also the humanity and the emotion. It’s a remarkable film, and an uncompromising one. It’s the sort of movie that major studios are simply not supposed to be making now that the 1970s are over. Watchmen doesn’t hold your hand and walk you through the story; in fact Snyder’s movie dares the audience to keep up, demanding something much, much more than the passive viewing experience so many expect when watching even the best superhero movies.
Want more? How about Empire‘s four-star review?
That Snyder has gotten a version to the screen at all is a triumph. He has found a way — although this is 160 minutes of a dense, geek-orientated blockbuster for grown-ups. Inevitably, but hardly catastrophically, it fails to truly capture the cascade of ideas and bracing cynicism of Moore’s writing. Yet there is a challenging, visually stunning and memorable movie here, moored halfway towards achieving the impossible.
We might not know who reviews the Watchmen, but these early reports are at least a bit exciting.