Edelstein on Watchmen

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How is Watchmen anyway? New York's David Edelstein calls it "an awe-inspiring corpse: huge, noisy, gaseously distended by its own dystopia ... Elements come to fleeting life, but numbness overtakes all ... As you watch the surviving characters slink away after a long two-and-three-quarters hours, you might long for the relative giddiness of The Dark Knight. [NYM]