Thursday, May 3, 2012

The "Joke" on Alan Moore?

I often thought Rorschach was considered by Moore to be a satire of "objectivism" and "dogmatism", but I think the joke is on Alan Moore:

He gave us a character that is satirical, but also quite the badass. And also the best part of Watchmen.

So, is the joke on us or on him?

Pretentious question for the nigh.

--Nick


Pretentious and not-well-thought-out question. ;)

--Nick

6 comments:

  1. So, you should write down a defense of Snyder's "Watchmen". I was a lover of the graphic novel and eagerly awaited the movie (especially after that trailer -- the one with the smashing pumpkins song, remember it?). Sadly, I found the movie to be a beast entirely different than the comic and one that shouted a much different philosophical entreaty. Tell me, sir, why does it merit our approval? (Careful, I'm ready to counter-attack)

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    1. I actually wasn't a huge fan of the novel. I thought it was poorly paced and overwritten. I try not to use the term "pretentious" because every writer loves that word. ;)

      I think Snyder's "Watchmen" was better in several respects:

      1) Trimmed most of the fat of the novel. This is my biggest point.

      2) Added action scenes that actually worked within the plot.

      3) Created a world that not only felt real, but also had consequences.

      4) Rorschach. ;)

      --Nick

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  2. I concur with Dante. I felt completely misled by the trailer.

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    1. Hey Yancey. I loved the first trailer, the second trailer was ehhhh in my book. ;)

      --Nick

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  3. Is it just me or does Alan Moore think entirely too highly of himself? Ego run riot, anyone? I bristle when I read him in interviews. Bristle. I like that word. Anyone use it anymore?

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    1. "Bristles" is indeed a great word.

      --Nick

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