Thursday, 22 December 2011

"A symbolic clock is as nourishing to the intellect as a photograph of oxygen to a drowning man."

The most preposterous thing about Zack Snyder's bloated, flaccid big-screen adaptation of Alan Moore's Watchmen comic is that it posits a world in which the doomsday clock is at a minute to midnight, Nixon has served five terms, and real life superheroes walk the streets and the plains, fighting crime and winning wars, and this has had no effect whatsoever on contemporary pop music.