Monday, 9 March 2009
BATMAN vs. WATCHMEN
OK, not really verses......but
The Dark Knight is to movies, what Watchmen was/is to comics. Legitimization.
We all know by now that Dark Knight won 2 Academy Awards in February, including Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger. This represents the first time that a comic book movie has been awarded an Oscar. Comic book movies have always been main-stream, but only because of the fans. Now the critics are involved...giving the greatest "thumbs up" a picture can get.
The same was true for The Watchmen. When it was first published, it was the first graphic novel to appear on the New York Time's best seller list. Once again, the comic book genera is getting critical acclaim.
No longer are comic geeks crouching in shadows....we are out in the main stream making normal people fell uneasy and unworthy.
Why so serious?