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This review is from: Watchmen (2-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
One of the reasons that Watchmen in unfilmable is because in order to film it you need to constrict the story to a 2-3hr film. The whole magic of Watchmen (the comic book series) is the fine character studies which lead to emotional pull, understanding and depth. Therefore when it comes to suspending disbelief you do so because these fine threads pull the story together and make you accept it.
The film is decent enough entertainment (just as 300 was no more than that) but it's turning an ambition piece of work into caricature, a hollow crab. It's like handing Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights over to Rolf Harris and saying "Here, make this in the style of (whatever's made a lot of money at the time)." And, Leonard, poor Leonard, must Hallelujah be used on everything now? What next, a Halifax advert with a man happy to receive his mortgage loan and Hallelujah playing in the background?