(79) I was concerned when Darren Aronofsky’s removal from this project was announced. As a result, I was pleasantly surprised with the film that finally emerged from Snyder’s exaggerated vision. Despite stunning visuals and an ambitious screen treatment, Watchmen fails its potential. Perhaps the fatal flaw is its strict adherence to the graphic novel. The honey-drip pace and convoluted character plot-lines that made the comic so poignant don’t quite translate to film, and the eclectic soundtrack, while interesting, seems forced.
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