Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tales of the Black Freighter

The animated title feature is gorily true to the comic but doesn't amount to much of a story on its own. Under the Hood was so boring that I spent most of its run time trying to decide whether or not I should turn it off. Both belong on a special edition Watchmen DVD, not a $20 stand alone release. Between this, David Hayter's whining letter to fans, and the reputed squidless ending, the Watchmen movie is getting on my nerves and I haven't even seen it yet. I fucking hate Hollywood.

RATING: 25%

(Image from slashfilm.com.)

14 comments:

Glenn said...

You still haven't seen it? As a Watchmen fan, I think you should, but also as a Watchmen fan I have to warn that you'll be pretty disappointed.

(not) Brent Newland said...

hey yall wanna see some poetry dramz in the making:

smoke weed every daythe story involves the dude in my pic and it might be the lollest thing youll read today

(not) Brent Newland said...

to participate in this discussion watchmen the movie was like a photocpy of a photocopy of watchment he book but i liked all the fucking and dismembermnt

Internet John said...

"the most important academic poetry position in Britain"

Word by word, that phrase gets exponentially more preposterous.

S.O.B. said...

The Lecherous Professor is my favorite romance book.

laurie said...

S.O.B.? What's my ex-boyfriend doing posting on R3?

S.O.B. said...

I'm here because I miss you and this is as close as I can get without the restraining order coming into effect.

I. John said...

@ Laurie
Your ex boyfriend is my dad? That's fucked up.

Glenn said...

British people still write poetry? I thought Blake retired that shit over 200 years ago.

(not) Brent Newland said...

i just picked this up off teh wire:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/5383899/Ruth-Padel-first-female-Oxford-Professor-of-Poetry-resigns-over-smear-claims.html

(not) Brent Newland said...

i mean

ja will provide!

S.O.B. said...

In another article related to (n)BNL's post, it states that Ruth Padel (the poet who smeared Walcott) has written about "the influence of Greek myth on rock music." What a load of shit. The only thing that has ever influenced rock music is cocaine.

(not) Brent Newland said...

obv. sob did read led zeplin iv review below

loco said...

I haven't read The Lecherous Professor but I have read the prequel, The Ass Cabin.