By Kyle | March 12, 2009
I don’t believe it when someone says 25 percent of the audience ankled a screening of “Watchmen,” as this dubious report claims. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many people leave a screening.
I am, however, willing to believe that lots of people think the film is so complicated that it requires them to pay attention. It is, for a movie, dense. That’s why it’s brilliant. And my estimate of the incidence of idiocy among the population attending superhero movies is considerably higher than 25 percent. But let’s be clear about one thing: This movie is not that hard to follow. If you are capable of reading a book that has more going on it than a Nicholas Sparks paperback, you can figure it out. It isn’t “Gravity’s Rainbow.” What sayeth you, Hunter Tremayne?