Watchmen, the cinematic interpretation of the divisive graphic novel, directed by Zack Snyder, has evoked contrasting sentiments among fans. While some applauded Snyder’s adept recreation of iconic comic panels, others were disheartened by the director’s inclination towards pushing every element to the utmost extremes.
One particularly contentious aspect lies in the depiction of a rather gratuitous intimate encounter between Nite Owl and Silk Spectre II. The source material presented this moment as a tender celebration of the characters, especially Nite Owl, rediscovering their purpose through acts of heroism. However, the film transforms this into a scene reminiscent of softcore adult entertainment, heightened by the peculiar choice of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as its accompanying soundtrack.