Back in March, comedian Patton Oswalt had some fantastically expletive-filled words for "Watchmen" haters, those frothing fanboys and armchair critics who began to trash the movie before they'd even seen Zack Snyder's big screen adaptation of the Holy Bible of graphic novel geekery.
As the year in movies comes to a close and awards season ramps up, we caught up with Oswalt on the red carpet at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York. We wanted to know if, almost nine months later, the actor and sometime comic book writer had any more thoughts about one of the biggest comic adaptations of the year.
You better believe he did.
What Oswalt had to say was so spot-on about everything that's incredibly frustrating in the comics community and so darn funny, we really couldn't add anything else. So Patton, take it away...
"Once the movie comes out and you have a feeling about your experience, that's fine. But I just got so, I guess, depressed," said Oswalt. "I am a big comic book fan. Are we always going to be represented as the people that rip into things before they see them and are proud to criticize things that we don't know anything about? Maybe 'Watchmen' sucked for some people, maybe it was great for some people, but you can't sit there and pass judgment before the thing comes out. That's so sad."
"Even sports fans, which in a weird way are even more far gone than comic book fans, they don't sit there and say, 'Yeah, the Yankees are gonna suck this season. I haven't seen them play a single game and I've decided they're gonna suck,'" he explained. "Even they wouldn't have that arrogance. So that's all I was trying to point out. Have any opinion that you want. Don't go off about it before you've seen it."
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