By Josh Tyler
I predicted this last week and now my prognostication is coming true. I want no credit for it, because it’s horrible. Watchmen is getting Superman Returned. By that I mean the world at large pretends that it was a huge flop that everyone hated it even though it made money and was well liked when it was released. Watchmen is only three weeks into release but apparently it was such a horrible failure WB has vowed to do a 180 and start making only family friendly superhero movies from now on. This viewpoint of course, has nothing to do with reality, since in reality Watchmen is probably going to end up making money and received largely positive reviews.
It’s unfortunate however, that reality will not be used as a measuring stick where Watchmen is concerned. Not just because Watchmen deserves better, but because of the far reaching impact labeling it as a failure is going to have. IESB reports that their sources inside WB tell them that the studio is ditching the notion of making R-rated superhero movies for adults from here on out, and focusing solely on making more PG-13, family-friendly superhero flicks.
It’s not all bad. They’re not talking going Fantastic
Look we’re living in a post-TDK world. From now on any movie that doesn’t make a billion dollars like The Dark