Kevin Smith Explains Why WATCHMEN Was the Best Thing This Year
I make it no secret that one of my favorite things this past year was HBO’s Watchmen sequel series. And it looks like Clerks and Dogma writer-director Kevin Smith agrees.
Smith recently broke down his reasons why Watchmen was the best thing about 2019 on his Fatman Beyond show, saying;
“It was a dream come true. It was everything that we talked about as kids, going ‘imagine if somebody took this shit seriously.’ But Damon Lindelof, rather than saying ‘I’m going to give you the Watchmen that you know,’ he’s like ‘I’m going to show you the Watchmen that I was inspired by and to me it fucking fits. I can’t speak for Alan Moore, but how could not not love what it became man? It was insanely fu*king groundbreaking, it captured my imagination, it felt like Watchmen without being Watchmen. They didn’t overdo fan service but there was so much of it that you could see it was made with loving fucking hands. Every episode was thrilling to me. … Watchmen was my favorite fucking thing this year and that includes my own movie.”
The series is based on the celebrated graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, this takes place in Tulsa, Okla., 34 years after the original story. After a white supremacist attack on the local police department, which leaves only two surviving cops on the beat, laws are passed that allow them to hide their identities behind masks. One of these cops, Angela Abar, adopts the identity of Sister Night and fights racists while dealing with the decades-long legacy of the vigilantes.