Let me start by saying, thank you, Zack Snyder, for directing Watchmen. He was faithful to the original, yet he still made it a feature film first. You see, when the Watchmen story was originally published in a comic book, the story was massive, condensed, and it was packed with complex characters.
And I’ll be damned, if Zack Snyder didn’t fit the story and characters into a perfectly paced, well balanced, superhero action film. And it wasn’t boring! I never once felt that things were too slow. There was so much story to tell, and Snyder hit the ground running, and kept that momentum moving until the end credits.
As for my approach in remixing the film, why I focused on the parts of the film that I focused on, I wanted to capture every main character, as well as what I think they represented. Every character from Watchmen represents a different piece of the political spectrum.
Rorschach, for example, is the embodiment of a staunch conservative. He sees everything as black and white, and while he has his flaws, he actually ends up being the one who was right the entire time.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have Ozymandias. He represents the elitist, globalist agenda. He is wealthy, affluent, believes himself superior to just about everyone, and ends up using deception to influence the world governments.
Dr. Manhattan seems to represent the mainstream scientific community, who ends up supporting and justifying the globalist agenda, regardless of how cold and calculating that may be. Like Dr. Manhattan, the scientific community tends to be viewed as a replacement for religion/God.
I see the Comedian as a representation of establishment conservatives. Pro-war, no problems with using force against civil unrest, pessimistic, and, in the end, betrayed by the very agenda he fought for.
Nite Owl and Silk Spectre each fit into the political spectrum as well, but more importantly, they were used to illustrate the relationship sex and violence has to vigilantism.
In Watchmen, there is a scene where Nite Owl and Silk Spectre are kissing, but Nite Owl feels impotent. After they dress up in their costumes and act as heroes later in the night, Nite Owl doesn’t feel inadequate at all. That is something the original writer, Alan Moore, really wanted to address in Watchmen, so when I focused on those characters, that is the part of their story I focused on as well.
For the chorus of the song, I focused on the heroes as a team, how they tried to benefit the world, and some of the ways they contrasted one another. In the end, I am very pleased with how the remix had turned out, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you soon with another remix.