Re: Watchmen box office drop
See, I knew you were going to tell me that.
I understand the allegorical nature of The Black Freighter,
but it is also very redundant at times. I have read the book at least 6 times, each time, there are moments that strike me as a little too "on the nose." It is very interesting to hear Bernie talk about how things are in the world and it translates to what is happening in the comic, and vice versa I can already imagine L-cuts being used liberally to give us the feeling we had reading the comic.
You then also have the issue of length. I can't imagine how long it took to get the theatrical length hammered down. Add in the 25 mins or so of "Freighter" and you would have to lose other more important story bits that were already truncated as it was.
I think it will be perfect for the DVD release, but not for a theatrical. I can't wait to see it myself, but to call it a sin sounds like hyperbole to me.