Neverending Watchmen

12 May

I’ve figured out the similarity between the movie adaptations of The Neverending Story and Watchmen.

One of life’s big mysteries solved.

Here’s the deal.  If you saw either movie before reading the book, you probably liked the movie.  If you saw either movie after reading the book, you probably think it’s a pretty bad adaptation.  This is because both books are, at least in part, about the fact that they are books.  The movies can’t do that without somehow being about the fact that they are both movies – but the stories don’t work for that.  They are native to their format.

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