Also Moore claims that many of the actual readers of Watchmen did not get it either
for example, regarding Rorschach
And regarding him watching any adaptations of his work culminating in a letter from LIndelof...
In a rare interview, the author discusses his new collection of fiction, 'Illuminations,' the fate of his work in Hollywood, and how it feels to be misunderstood.
Rorschach was willing to die for the truth.
Was he a mumbling psychopath? In the comic and movie, when he spoke, he was very economical with his choice of words and he was also capable of solving crimes. His journal was HIS. Actually, his journal reminded me of over-the-top Red Badge of Courage.
Rorschach wasn't portrayed properly, if m...m..mumbling psychopath was his goal.
Rorschach's techniques weren't pleasant, but that was the point, Rorschach was every criminal's worst nightmare. Criminals can't hide behind the same rules they were breaking. Really, wasn't that the reason why heroes started in that world anyways?
Think of the fight with Night Owl and Silk Spectre II in the alley. They are just breaking bones and messing gang members up!!!
Rorschach's only attachments were other heroes.
In the end, Rorschach would rather die trying to tell the truth vs knowing millions were Killed to perpetuate a lie.
I know I'd rather know an ugly truth than blissfully live a mass-murdering lie hoping the lie doesn't target me next.
Working man vs elitist, I guess.
One of the YUGE plot holes in Watchmen was that Dr. Manhattan could prevent nuclear holocaust. He can make clones of himself, *IF* he was truly that concerned. He chose the lazy route, he even let someone else kill the millions in the movie. I still liked the movie using him over the space squid.