Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

"Just Like Sally"

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Where to begin with this bizarre plea from Watchmen‘s screenwriter to see the movie again whether you liked it or not? The exuberant egotism? The naked commodification of nerd identity? The notion that huge corporate conglomerates deserve your charity and even, perhaps, your love?

Actually not a hard question. You’ve got to begin with this:

And yet… You’ll be thinking about this film, down the road. It’ll nag at you. How it was rough and beautiful. How it went where it wanted to go, and you just hung on. How it was thoughtful and hateful and bleak and hilarious. And for Jackie Earle Haley.

Trust me. You’ll come back, eventually. Just like Sally.

Might as well make it count for something.

Ho-lee shit.

Written by gerrycanavan

March 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

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