Zack Snyder may currently be the punchline to a lot of jokes, especially with the DC Extended Universe still floundering after films like Batman v Superman and Justice League negatively affected its overall credibility, but I still maintain that the man has put out some quality work. Perhaps most notably was Watchmen, a film that was a critique on superheroes, just like its source material.
One of the film’s stars, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, recently had a chance to chat with Variety about the film.
“I’m very proud of that movie,” Morgan said. “People are still finding it and watching it and I think it’ll have fans forever, but I think it was ahead of its time. Again, I don’t know what else to say other than I’m extremely proud of it. Actually, not long ago, I caught the second half of it just flipping channels, and loved it. It was great.”
I have to agree with him. While it didn’t exactly set the world on fire upon its release, it still manages to be incredibly watchable, even now. The only downside? It came at a time where superhero movies weren’t as prevalent as they are now. As such, it’s possible that many mainstream audiences weren’t yet interested in such a deconstruction, which could have led to the movie being a bit of a box office disappointment.
What do you think of Snyder’s Watchmen? Do you think it would do better in today’s blockbuster climate? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.