I know there is no way Zack Snyder's upcoming adaptation of Watchmen can do justice to the graphic novel, even if he manages to convince Warner Bros. to release the film at its current length of three hours. To believe otherwise is foolish. A 12-hour miniseries on HBO was the only way to go, although that would have probably cost a billion dollars.
But there's no way to cram all of Watchmen into a single feature film, and the moment you start condensing and whacking away at the novel, it loses everything that made it so great. So why do I feel so hopeful every time I watch the trailer for the film?