David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake and one of the brains behind the Watchmen screenplay, has penned an open letter to upstanding geeks worldwide, urging them to see Watchmen again this weekend, if they care about the things they love.
“Please go see the movie again next weekend,” Hayter pleaded in an open letter published on Hardcore Nerdity. “You have to understand, everyone is watching to see how the film will do in its second week. If you care about movies that have a brain, or balls, (and this film’s got both, literally), or true adaptations — And if you’re thinking of seeing it again anyway, please go back this weekend, Friday or Saturday night.”
If Watchmen were to stumble down the box office charts this weekend, Hayter argues, it could mean bad things not just for the film, but this whole breed of movies in general. “Demonstrate the power of the fans, because it’ll help let the people who pay for these movies know what we’d like to see,” he urged. “Because if it drops off the radar after the first weekend, they will never allow a film like this to be made again.”
I’m sure a lot of people who liked the movie (myself included) were planning on seeing it again, but what about the people who hate it or refuse to see it? Hayter’s got some words for them too: “You say you don’t like it. You say you’ve got issues. I get it. And yet…You’ll be thinking about this film, down the road. It’ll nag at you… Trust me. You’ll come back, eventually. Just like Sally. Might as well make it count for something.”
Well, I was going to practice my Street Fighter IV skills for my match with Funk, but seriously, who needs practice to beat him, so maybe I will go see Watchmen again. Wouldn’t want to get my neck snapped by Solid Snake for not going.