Watchmen, the 168-minutes of moving images that was less a coherent film narrative so much as a cinematic summary of the events of Alan Moore’s acclaimed graphic novel, was one of the few movies that has effectively stayed with me since I saw it in theaters. That’s less an endorsement of excellence so much as an admission that I find the movie to be an unsolvable puzzle. I’ve rewatched it nearly half-a-dozen times since it came out on DVD, and though it is terribly faithful as an adaptation, I still feel like it never quite comes together in the way it should.
That said, Carla Gugino stole the show with her boozy Sally Jupiter. It was camp, to be sure, but not the sort of camp rooted in being terrible. No no, it’s the sort of camp that comes from being ferociously unrestrained. Think Sister Ruth from Black Narcissus, but less Technicolor red lipstick and a much higher BAC. Seriously, Ms. Gugino, should you ever find this blog on account of a Google alert, please know:
ANYWAYS, my major frustration with Watchmen was the lack of giving her little else to do in that movie beyond getting almost raped. Blech. Thankfully, though, I was looking over the headlines at ComingSoon.net this morning and read that she’ll be joining the cast of Zack Snyder’s upcoming SuckerPunch. But what exactly is SuckerPunch about? Well, here’s ComingSoon.net article’s plot summary: