Jamie S. Rich reports back from That One Movie’s opening night with a killer opener of his own:
I’ve just got back from seeing Watchmen, and I feel like I let Zack Snyder gave me a facial for three hours. And not the good kind that leaves my skin feeling fresh and where I end up looking prettier when it’s done, but the porno kind. [read Rich's full review here]
I haven’t made it to the theater myself yet—and I’m very much trying (albeit failing miserably…) to keep an open mind about Snyder’s film—but I’m aware enough of my own bigotries and elitism to know I’ll probably feel much the same way. Last week, I assigned the graphic novel as the final reading in my Comics & Lit course at Clackamas CC, and my students are required to see the movie within the next 10 days; to say that I’m both excited and terrified to have that final discussion of the term is beyond understatement. I’ll be posting the audio from that discussion a couple of weeks…stay tuned.