Anyone who’s already gotten nerd goosebumps from watching the Watchmen trailers knows that the flick is going to look amazing. But how will it sound? Glad you asked. And the answer is: a lot like My Chemical Romance. Watchmen director Zack Snyder has just directed the band’s new video for his blockbuster-to-be’s soundtrack — a thrashy cover of Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row” (you can check it out on iTunes). To my ears, the song is pretty…meh. And if you’re sniffing for clues to the film, you’re out of luck. No, in the clip, Gerard Way and the boys are simply onstage looking like anemic, pasty-faced extras from Twilight putting one of Dylan’s most beloved songs through their caffeinated emo grinder, while fans in the mosh pit are getting stomped by billy-club-wielding cops. It’s a dystopian reality, alright. Just not the one from Watchmen. If anything, it looks some long lost footage from 1984’s Streets of Fire (minus Michael Pare and Diane Lane, sadly).
Is this a good sign or a bad sign for the movie?