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Controversy over Watchmen So much the superhero series splits the audience

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Controversy over “Watchmen”: So much the superhero series splits the audience

Before the official start of production critic promised great cinema. After the premiere the first episode of “Watchmen” is now also a lot of fans to have your say – and are very enthusiastic about the HBO series.

Critics of established industry magazines such Collider, Rolling Stone and The Hollywood Reporter were carried away storm of excitement last in the net. They could first see the six of nine episodes of “Watchmen” and praised, among others, the courage of the creators of the HBO series, whose history is just as demanding as entertaining. One critic score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes highlights those individual voices (as of 22 October 2019).

One critic score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes

After the first episode, “It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice”, celebrated its US premiere on 20 October 2019, many viewers, however, showed less entranced by the series started. On Rotten Tomatoes currently means a user rating of only 49 percent.

On Rotten Tomatoes currently represents a
User rating of only 49 percent.

The first reviews of “Watchmen”

These are the biggest criticisms

While critics praise especially a bold look at racism and social injustice, bringing the series meet the spirit of the times, many users encountered just that mad at. In numerous user reviews on the critics platform of the series is about, that is a sensational approach to the subject skin color accused of “Race-Baiting”. The instrumentalization of Watchman Rorschach as a symbol of white Suprematism come across many fans of the character on sour.

The series was charged to very political, so hardly had room for a proper story. The makers to Damon Lindelof is assumed especially not to want a political message only send but impose changes this really the audience.

The series was charged to very political, so hardly had room for a proper story.

So the criticism is classified

However, at this point it must be mentioned that it is also in the original comic “Watchmen” to highly political matter and even there the political views of the main characters plays a vital role in history. So Rorschach example, regular readers of the national conservative magazine New Frontiersman, whose editorial he gives to be extremely dangerous diary at the end. That it becomes a symbol for a right-wing political movement, that is no coincidence.

However, at this point it must be mentioned that it is also in the original comic “Watchmen” to highly political matter

In addition, “Watchmen” author Alan Moore sets in the template also quite explicitly specifically at how the ravages of time from three-dimensional and often not clearly attributable to persons clear hero or villain does Cinema Scanner. So the transfiguration and instrumentalization of the past is always part of the “Watchmen” DNA.

It should be remembered also that for the time being is only the opinions of the North American audience at the critical voices – and that the political situation in the US not only charged, especially in recent years, but not split, should be known. Accordingly, it is only fitting that, according to Rotten Tomatoes, almost half of the viewers behind the politically-inspired series, while the other half they demonized. The majority of votes falls namely either very positive or very negative, nuances there are far fewer. the music of the show is great: only in all some seem.

To bear in mind is that it further for the time being is only the opinions of the North American audience at the critical voices –

“Watchmen” in Germany

Whether the series is this country divide the audience like, should already show shortly. In this country, “Watchmen” is running in on Sky Atlantic on 4 November of 2019.

In this country, “Watchmen” is running in on Sky Atlantic on 4 November of 2019.

From then on, you can, among other Oscar-winning actress Regina King, Jeremy Irons and the “4 Matrix” casted for and known from “Aquaman” Yahya Abdul-Mateen see II in the sequel, some 30 years after the well-known “Watchmen” story plays.

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