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Zack Snyder’s WATCHMEN (2009): Superhero Metafiction - A Video Essay

So it looks like my prayers for a Video Essay, that does not pretentiously stroke it’s chin about how bad Zack Snyder is, has finally  been answered..

The guy who made this has a good understanding of Snyder’s intentions as well as its aim to complementing Moore’s deconstruction of Superhero comics with a deconstruction of Superhero movies.

@comingupforblair, @thatchinesesupermanfan and @lyrafay I think you guys will enjoy this video. 

Webcomic Tip #2

Just because you have a billion fucking characters doesn’t mean the world is fleshed out and full of lore.

Populated, yes.

Full of potential lore, sure.

Having 5 characters randomly introduced without giving me a good reason to care about them is bad writing, and unfortunately something I see too much.

Look small child unless you are the Lord of Snakes Allen Moore and can’t make nameless background characters seem interesting give your characters time to grow.

Some upcoming screenings of The Imitation Game you might be interested in:

UK: Exclusive preview screening at the Science Museum with talk from director Morten Tyldum on 12th November at 7:30 pm http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/other/the_imitation_game.aspx Tickets £20

US: Preview screening at 92Y on 16 November 2014 with Benedict Cumberbatch giving a talk after http://www.92y.org/Event/Reel-Pieces-The-Imitation-Game Tickets on sale to the public on 4 November

Preview screening on 19th November at 6:30 pm at Museum of the Moving Image in New York as part of the World Science Festival - screenwriter Graham Moore in attendance http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/science-and-story-on-screen-the-imitation-game/

Additionally screening at MoMa on 19th November at 7:30 pm with Graham Moore, Allen Leech and Matthew Goode in attendance http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/22457