The upcoming HBO Watchmen series will "avoid moralizing with social commentary."
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This is a huge mistake that misses the point of Watchmen.
2 / 9
Watchmen is often misinterpreted by fans who enjoy the action...
3 / 9
...but the whole thing is satire criticizing both superhero comics and 80s Western culture.
4 / 9
The violence, though explicit, often solves nothing throughout the series.
5 / 9
Nixon and Reagan-era politics are directly criticized and presented as futile.
6 / 9
Modern Watchmen stories ignore the politics to make Watchmen a commercial superhero story.
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By removing the politics, the show will become accessible superhero fun. Not Watchmen.
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