I have the same concerns as Jeff Otto:
Considering the first footage screened at Comic-Con International and in previews in Los Angeles and New York this month, Snyder’s Watchmen movie is clearly taking its look and feel from the frames of Moore’s novel.
But that in itself may pose a problem. Can an adaptation be too faithful to its source material? It’s clear that fans of the graphic novel will likely love Snyder’s adaption, but will a mainstream audience unfamiliar with the book get it?
Here are 10 reasons I think mainstream audiences will ignore Watchmen.