Patton Oswalt aired some grievances with Zack Snyder’s Watchmen while speaking at the WORD Bookstore Cafe in Jersey City to promote his new book, Silver Screen Fiend. He also happened to be sharing the stage with the bookstore’s co-owner Patrick Wilson, who played Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl II) in the movie. Criticizing Watchmen while sitting with Nite Owl? Hawkward.
It wasn’t all negative, of course. Patton has already defended the movie in the past, saying “everyone please crack the tab on a frosty can of Go F–k Yourself and go see the movie version of THE WATCHMEN.” This time around, he praises Snyder for taking risks and filming some great shots like that opening scene set to Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin'”. He does, however, argue that Snyder was too slavish to the comic panels in some scenes, which Wilson defends, and not just because he was naked in some of them.