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At last! A great screen version of Alan Moore’s comic novel

Comic book fans are a hard bunch to please – forever throwing their man-baby toys out of the pram at some perceived desecration of their sacred texts – so I’ve no idea if they’ll approve of Watchmen (Sky Atlantic/Now TV). However, I enjoyed it enormously. 

Alan Moore’s Eighties graphic novel masterpiece has never received the screen treatment it deserves. A film version was stuck in development hell for two decades, shunted between Hollywood studios before director Terry Gilliam departed, describing it as “unfilmable”. A misfiring movie eventually appeared in 2009.

Now came this HBO series from writer Damon Lindelof, of Lost and The Leftovers pedigree. It wasn’t your traditional adaptation but…


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