Day Eight: Watchmen (2009) (March of the Movies 2022)

People close to me know that I think superhero films are an oversaturated market, recently molded into a winning formula that lacks that extra something due to corporate ambitions. Spoken non-pretentiously, superhero films bad because Disney make them all same-y and safe. It’s not only Disney, of course, but when Disney owns the properties of what seems like hundreds of different superhero IPs, they’re an easy target.

Warner Bros., on the other hand, tends to be a tad more ambitious (with generally scattered results) with their superhero films. My heart tends to side with DC for this reason alone, though it doesn’t make me particularly “fond” of it. Watchmen was something I decided to watch based on a lot of positive praise, even amongst critics I trust. My brother even enjoyed the comics they were based off of. That was enough for me to give it a shot.

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Day Twenty-Six: Darkman (MotM 2021)

Superhero films aren’t really my thing. Ever since the giant Marvel superhero craze of the late 2000’s, it’s just been non-stop blockbuster after blockbuster—commercials, sponsorships, specific actors everywhere. I got sick of it all very quickly. Even before then, superhero films were kind of an “empty calories” sort of enjoyment, where I could just enjoy some dumb good vs. evil plot and some rad special effects. Unfortunately, my brain will not let me enjoy them further than that caliber anymore.

Even so, Darkman always called to me.

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