After a series of beautiful trailers and effusive fanboy reviews, Watchmen producers have generously offered to tamp down enthusiasm by releasing the movie's first full scene, which is...not that good.
We might have recommended that an initial extended look focus on fanboy favorites like Rorshach or Billy Crudup's blue wang, but instead (courtesy of the Sun) we have this mid-movie look at Silk Spectre II (Malin Akerman) getting her heroic mojo back while rescuing children from a burning building. More dangerous than the threat of fire are Akerman's wig, indifferent line readings, and still-ridiculous-no-matter-how-many-times-we-see-it costume, which combine to make the actress seem like the inevitable Halloween version of the character she's supposed to be making iconic. Hurm, indeed.
- Watchmen explode onto the big screen [The Sun]