I still find that I prefer the movie,
I like the movie, but I find the GN more interesting,
is this not a contradiction?
you can't compare a book to a movie really on anything other than interest, a book can't compare to a movie for thrills per minute or score composition, but a movie can't compare to a book for depth and length. really all that matters is which version held your interest better. and which version did you take more enjoyment from.
emotionally I liked the movie better, because it made me feel like when I saw the first Matrix in cinema,
it was the same feeling, that I just experienced something complex and worthy of seeing again many times.
And then I read the GN , and it was more like reading a very good book,
exept, that its visual elements took greater part in it.
It wasn't that same experience of getting something extraordinary,
but I was patient, and so begun to read about it more opinions,
in case I was missing something at first reading,
and also took into account that is was created more than two decades ago,
and maybe I need to delve deeper into the watchmen universe to discover why is it still so popular,
because at first I didn't understand , I didn't saw the complexity of the novel.
Sometimes I read books that I don't like much,
because of the subject, but
its intriguing to get knowledge of something I don't understand at once.
I find it challenging to understand something I dislike at first sight.
As for watchmen, I didn't really get what others see in the GN,
but I thought that if there is such a big fandom,
there must be something in it,
which is not really obvious to get at first.
So I read it through several times, and found the concept and the philosophical layers interesting,
though the story and the characters are quite repulsive for me,
this is not the type of literature I usually read,
and had not been the film,
the novel remained unknown for me.