Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
Being faithful is anything but overrated. It's severely underrated when people hope to see something faithful and they dog on something like Watchmen until years later when the majority seems to actually enjoy it now.
My problem was never that Watchmen was unfaithful (it's extremely faithful), it was just that several things I consider to be important were edited down to death or cut out completely.
It needed to be two movies (I still feel that way about TDK Rises too), but I understand why it wasn't. WB was taking a pretty big gamble already, and it's kinda tough to find a satisfying 'halfway point' for Watchmen.