I just finished reading a looooong comment thread on a conservative movie critic's website regarding her review of Watchmen. The reviewer, Debbie Schlussel, starts off by saying if you are going to see "Watchmen," "...you're also probably a moron and a vapid, indecent human being." She says that the movie was marketed to kids, and goes on to list, in detail, every gory scene in the movie.
As you can imagine, the response was swift and severe.
Personally, I don't believe Watchmen was marketed to children. I also don't agree with her assessment that if you watch the film, you are an indecent human being.
Here is a sample of the responses to her post:
"IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A WHOLESOME FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIE YOU DUMB BITCH. DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SEX SCENES JUST BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS TO DO IT WITH YOU."
"I am a 17 year old female and I freaking love Watchmen I am a comic book nerd and I am not twisted I have always watched cartoons Yes voilent ones and read oh you guessed it voilent comics too I am not messed up for life I get high grades at school and I have normal friends but you know what I'm stuck with stupid self loving bitches like you telling me that what I like is wrong."
"this is one of the rare times i wish i lived in communist china where cunts like you got aborted with a coat hanger."
"hey fuck you you dumb cunt! if you can say what you want about the greatest movie of all time i can tell you that you are i dumb fuck who doesnt know shit about comic books! they didnt make this movie for people like you or little kids! they made it for comic book nerds like myself who enjoy graphic violence and swearing and rough sex scenes! so shove it up your dick hole! fuck you!"
"Someone needs to call the nice men in white coats on this bitch."
"I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THIS TWAT EXISTED UNTIL I HEARD ABOUT THIS REVIEW. I'LL CANCEL MY ACCOUNT NOW AND REMOVE HER FROM MY WORLD. JUST NEEDED TO LET HER KNOW WHAT A VILE CUNT SHE WAS."
"I'M SURPRISED THAT A CUNT AS BIG AS YOU WOULD BE SO OFFENDED BY A BIG BLUE COCK"
"Do the world a favor and sterilize yourself you dumb, mouth-breathing cunt."
"But seriously, you need to get punched."
"STOP BANNING ME BECAUSE I DISAGREE WITH YOU, YOU STUPID FUCKING CUNT."
and so on.
This reminds me of the opening of another Watchmen review by a female critic:
"Hey, fanboys. Yeah, you guys, the ones who flooded my inbox with e-mails after I trashed Zack Snyder's "300," wishing birth defects on my unborn children and suggesting that perhaps my husband isn't _ ahem _ keeping me satisfied."
If you go on the film site Rotten Tomatoes, there is usually a thread attacking every negative review of Watchmen:
"The plot made little sense to you becuase your stupid and old. It was not made for you. It was made for my generation full of intelligent young people."
"It's obvious that some of you cant handle the greatness of this film (or refuse to enjoy it for no apparent reason)"
"Stupid people have a hard time following the film "Watchmen." Certainly anyone who found this film too "talky" falls into that category. I'm gratified that not everything (including action/fantasy genre) is being made just for RETARDS any more. Let the lowest common denominator go to stupid, cheap, ****ty movies. Let the budgets go to nifty fare like this"
"You sir are a fool with the intelligence of a pile of excrement."
"you are a turd minus the brown"
"stfu guy. man i hate reviewers who think they need to use rarely spoken words by anyone in an attempt to validate his opinion. freakin jerk offs at the wall street journal"
"Reviews like this are unfair and unjust..
They should be removed when EVERYONE disagrees with them."
This literally goes on for the majority of the negative Watchmen reviews on eleven pages.
I guess it just goes to show that some people passionately love this graphic novel and movie.