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David Hayter: Go see “Watchmen” again!

davidhayter“Watchmen” screenwriter David Hayter has spent almost a decade working on the big screen adaptation, bringing to the fans a film that has been as respectful and faithful to the source material as could be.  However, over the past few weeks, “Watchmen” has received reviews from the entire range of the spectrum with an overal “Rotten Tomatometer” of 65%.  In preparation for the possibility of a one-weekend payoff, Hayter has asked fans who enjoyed the film to make the trip to the theater again.  Initially when hearing about the news, this sounded more like a desperate plea to the fans, but when reading the last few sentences, Hayter makes a valid point.  Zack Snyder had to do a ton of negotiations with the studio to convince them that a film like this could succeed at the box office.  This is what Hayter had to say:

“If the film made you think. Or argue with your friends. If it inspired a debate about the nature of man, or vigilante justice, or the horror of Nixon abolishing term limits. If you laughed at Bowie hanging with Adrian at Studio 54, or the Silhouette kissing that nurse. Please go see the movie again next weekend. You have to understand, everyone is watching to see how the film will do in its second week. If you care about movies that have a brain, or balls, (and this film’s got both, literally), or true adaptations — And if you’re thinking of seeing it again anyway, please go back this weekend, Friday or Saturday night. Demonstrate the power of the fans, because it’ll help let the people who pay for these movies know what we’d like to see. Because if it drops off the radar after the first weekend, they will never allow a film like this to be made again.”


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