Dave Gibbons and John Higgins Watchmen Ozymandias painting
The sorely underrated Watchmen movie was released five years ago today. The theatrical version was good, the director’s cut great and the “ultimate” cut with the animated Tales of the Black Freighter interwoven into the movie spectacular.
Recently, DC Entertainment began releasing a series of prequel comics to the 1980s series Watchmen, which is considered one of, if not the, greatest comic series of all time. Essentially, there are two schools of thought on this upcoming series; it’s not a bad idea and if handled correctly might even be good and it’s a horrible idea, especially since the writer of the original Watchmen series Alan Moore has publicly been against this new series, saying the idea of a prequel is “completely shameless” and “what I want is for this not to happen.”
While I have great respect for Moore, I can’t really agree with him.