And the series was unlike any other graphic novel at the time.
Nobody checked at the doors whether I had read the series and thus possessed proper credentials to get in. I was an invited guest. I'm very thankful for that.
The movie is amazing. It's an epic journey. I completely got the feel for the alternate reality that felt as if it were floating through time despite the dates read from Rorschach's journal.
The music chosen for a film is essential, and sometimes critical, in setting this feel. I love that both the original tracks and covered tracks were used, again mirroring the flow through a mostly undefined place in time.
One of the covers was done by My Chemical Romance. Below, check out the making of the video for "Desolation Row", a Bob Dylan cover. And apparently, Gerard Way is qualified to record a song for The Watchmen.
Now at midnight all the agents
And the superhuman crew
Come out and round up everyone
That knows more than they do
I also loved the well-placed inclusion of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." The movie is brilliant, and despite the fact that not all songs that made the soundtrack are favorites, I believe they were expertly chosen.
Get in the mood now with some Jimi Hendrix.
[Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower]
See the movie, buy the soundtrack, read the series. That is all.