Through Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,
Now I know what your thinking: ‘Ooh! a comic book fan! Fascist!’ Well don’t. I’m one of those people who thinks that just because they are not into comics or are very fond of philosophical stuff it means that such people are idiots or losers (even though everyone should find out the meaning of life and search for the true faith). I also don’t make up excuses for the ‘moral lapses’ of the famed creators and writers of such comics.
That said, what do people think on both the movie and comic of Watchmen? I never went to see the film in theaters, but then I started to read about film itself, and then the book and I started to get interested. I saw clips of the film on you tube and I got hooked. I understood the message that Watchmen was trying to bring and rather than being an anarchist, cruel, nasty, nauseating film, it actually is the complete opposite as it gave me more hope, with the Blessed Virgins help than ever.
And no, Watchmen is NOT anti-women, it is NOT anarchist like V for Vendetta (which I haven’t read), it is NOT pornographic and it certainly isn’t bad in the least. I mean, good grief, I can’t describe how much I love the comic and the film.
If you haven’t seen the film, than I suggest buying the directors cut (the theatrical cut is good but the directors cut is much better) and with a Catholic mind and trust in the Blessed Virgin (seriously, if it weren’t for confidence in Mary I think I would have totally missed the point) see it. In fact, here are a few scenes from the film itself but beware, they contain SPOILERS Also, beware as they contain violence, bad words and sexual references but really, they aren’t done to shock but for the art.
The Comedian fights an attempted murderer: youtube.com/watch?v=zx9bttHYZz8
The famous opening scene showing the comics back story. In the very first clip, the first Nite Owl is defending a family from a robber with a gun. Notice the posters in the background showing Batman, implying that in this universe, Nite Owl killed Batman off from ever existing. Well, thats a cruel joke! youtube.com/watch?v=14vTrFyHO94
The best of Rorschach. I’ll be talking about Rorschach below as he is unarguably my favorite character in the whole book, even though he is not much of a role model: youtube.com/watch?v=VY4_hfqQW0E&feature=related
Dr. Osterman transforms into the god like Doctor Manhattan: youtube.com/watch?v=NDGhd3mlAbc
Watchmen Vietnam. This scene is very disturbing. There is no gore but a guy shoots a pregnant woman:(. No, he certainly is one of the most despicable characters in all of fiction: youtube.com/watch?v=vAt3za6aN94&feature=related
Granted, I’ve lost my hope that humanity by itself can do any good. Richard Dawkins, on of the most bigoted and ignorant atheists in the world (his answer to not knowing alot about catholic doctrine? That we don’t need evidence to not believe in leprechauns :banghead:) says that humanity does not need religion to advance the morals of the people but that they simply '‘evolved’ it. Did the Aztecs and Incas, one of the most murderous and uncivilized tribes that existed, moral with their polygamy and mass murder? Were the Romans moral with all their sex and rape? I don’t think so, and rather than humans by themselves advancing morals, it has been proved time and time again that we mutilate them. What about slavery? What about all the wars and perversions which even Catholics themselves committed?
What I’m saying is that we need Mary and God’s help, or rather God through Mary’s help in order to advance and live life to the fullest.