Originally Posted by lax01
So, did they just retcon the entire graphic novel (with the squid and the interdimensional stuff/concept)? Is it all BS? How in the world did Adrian Veidt make the squid just appear in the middle of NYC?
It felt a little un-even dedicating so much time to Looking Glass's backstory and his life - considering the momentum that was built around Lady Trieu - I felt like they left that plot line just hanging out there.
I alos found it odd that they trusted Looking Glass with so much information - did they know and just trust that he would be so disenfranchised with the realization that he's lived his entire life shrouded for no reason. That seems like a pretty big stretch - he's just now a member or at least working with the 7th Cavalry?
And how in the world did Senator Keane just takeover leadership of the 7th? It sounds like they were setting up terrorist cell leaderships to ensure there wasn't violence after the White Night - but how does that gel with the whole suicide bomber last episode?
I guess, I just don't get it at this point...
As for your retcon comment, I guess you haven't read the comic? If going by the movie, then yeah, it may seem odd. But although the movie was very close to the narrative of the comic, it wasn't exactly the same.
And regarding the suicide bomber, when I watched that episode originally my first thought was, 'Okay, Keane is in cahoots with the 7th Kalvary'. He gave himself up too quickly, no hesitation -- nobody is that brave. It was also a way to make himself look like a hero, with no actual risk. Well, there was some risk, seeing as the bomb was live -- logically you'd think it'd be a fake bomb, Keane kidnapped, released, and still look like a hero. So no clue why it was a real suicide bomber, a fake bomber would have made more sense.
I liked this episiode a bit better than previous ones ... I liked the first half of the episode, anyway. Looking Glass is one of the more interesting characters and filling in his backstory at least adds a little meat to the show. It also provided a better tie-in with the comic, showing the aftermath of the NY event, and a little pathos to Looking Glass.
But yeah, it stopped the Lady Trieu stuff dead in the tracks. I guess they'll pick that up later. And I found some of the way things played out a bit too much like a TV cliche. What if Looking Glass just waited outside the factory, like any normal human would, waiting for backup? And when it didn't arrive, he went and got real cops? What if he was armed his own real gun? The 'lettuce' trap felt kind of fake to me, just something that happens in TV shows.
What I didn't care for was Veidt. No clue why the smartest man in the World would create a recording of himself debunking the event he created, when he went to extreme measures to keep it a secret. I won't beat a dead horse about his weird jail/dream/whatever he is trapped in, but that's not really working for me. The comments about an absent God made me think perhaps this was a post-watchmen world created by Manhattan, but who knows... perhaps it's all fake and in Veidt's head. He couldn't walk around on a moon of Jupiter (if that's where that place was) in a Nemo-style diving outfit, so maybe none of it is real. Which is a catch-22 of real or fake, whatever is occurring, it's probably stupid.