Written for the Male Gaze by the Male Gaze- Watchmen’s Misogyny

.  “Watchmen” by Alan Moore is said to be a revolutionary piece in comic history, and sure it may stray away from the classic, static superheros that came before but that remains true for only its male characters. So how revolutionary can it be? Let’s dive into Moore’s misogynist representation of women in the “Watchmen” […]

A Look Back at V for Vendetta

“I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.” Natalie Portman narrates in a faux-English accent, “I know,” carrying the implication that the American audience does not. Author, Alan Moore’s name will not be found anywhere in the film’s credits; Instead it simply […]

Watchmen and Snyder’s Secretly Satirical Slo-Mo

I find Zack Snyder to be a fairly misunderstood director. Audiences often deride his films, calling them visually impressive, but thematically hollow. 300, Sucker Punch, and Watchmen are the three most prominent examples used in such an argument. Yet, I would argue that all of these films have a more subversive, satirical quality to them […]