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“The reverence is inert, the violence noxious, the mythology murky, the tone grandiose, the texture glutinous. It’s an alternate version of The Incredibles minus the delight” – The Wall Street Journal
“Zack Snyder’s film version of Watchmen is a grim and grisly excursion into comic-book mythology… fundamentally immature, self-pitying and sentimental”. – The New York Times.
“Artificially stylized and inappropriately cartoonish”. – Los Angeles Times
“The movie is embalmed.” – New York Magazine
“:Long, dull and sinks” – The Washington Post
It’s failure is one of imagination – The Village Voice
Ratings Image Incoherent, overblown, and grimy with misogyny, Watchmen marks the final demolition of the comic strip, and it leaves you wondering: where did the comedy go? – The New Yorker
“The moviemakers are too busy digitizing ice castles on Mars to bother with much in the way of meta-commentary. Or, for that matter, with personalities.” – NPR
“As the story proceeds, however, it grows plodding, convoluted and forgettable.” – USA Today
“Chokes on its gluttony” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
“The film’s storytelling and image-making lack originality and vitality.” – Baltimore Sun
“Lacking the humanity to understand why it should not be taken lightly.” –The Salt Lake Tribune
“Oddly flat” – The Arizona Republic
“*1/2 stars out of ****” – Chicago Tribune
Damn! I wanted to go see it last night (I like going on opening night), but I had to rearrange my sock drawer!