'Watchmen' Review Shocker: Geeks Will Love It!

While its writer denies he's reviewed anything, the unofficial first take on Watchmen is live at Time. The verdict: It's destined for fanboy greatness. Who knew?

Matt Selman insists he hasn't breached Warner Bros.' review embargo on the film, which opens March 6 and is review-proof anyway. But even so, where hormonal sister publication EW yelped with awe for months over Twilight, the Time blogger has claimed ownership of the geek vanguard with Monday's rather fulsome introspection:

I'm not allowed to talk details, but let's just say it is astounding how much of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel is in this movie. [...]

Sitting in that screening room and watching the visual world of the Watchmen movie unfold was one of the most powerful experiences I've ever had. Not film experiences. Just EXPERIENCES. I don't think I realized how close I was to the original book until I saw such a loving, detail-rich, almost obsessive recreation of that universe. It had my heart pounding and head swimming. I barely slept that night. Someone took the most special personal thing of my adolescence and put it on a movie screen. That doesn't happen every day.

Thank God; "most special personal things" of our own adolescence would probably never even clear the ratings board.