The insightful and entertaining Wil Wheaton on the Nerd Demographic as it relates to blockbuster media.
Batman Begins, Sin City, and V for Vendetta worked because the actors never overwhelmed the characters, and the screenplays were all true to the source material that made the comics worth optioning in the first place.
Hollywood faces its greatest challenge in the history of adapting comic books to movies with Watchmen. Many executives won't understand what it's about. Neither will their young, allegedly hip assistants they hired out of Harvard Business School.
If Hollywood really wants to do this right, and really doesn't want to fuck it up, my advice is to listen to the focus group at Comic-Con. I mean, really listen, because if Hollywood fucks up Watchmen, there's going to be a nerd riot so terrifying, it will be like a thousand studio executives cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.