Watchmen Showrunner Compares Donald Trump to Ozymandias

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Ozymandias is a megalomaniac but in the universe of Watchmen, he is also the smartest man in the world. This is why many of us were confused when Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof decided to compare the fictional DC character to the current US President Donald Trump. Obviously, there are a lot of differing opinions when it comes to Trump and we don't want to get too political here but when you consider how the president has messed up when it comes to COVID-19, it's a weird comparison.

Then again, when you consider how both men think they know everything and are proven very wrong, it starts to make some sense. We definitely see the merit in this comparison but as a fan of Watchmen, I can't help but feel that the obvious supervillain is getting a bad rep. Still, we'll let this slide since Lindelof did give us one of the best sequels to Watchmen we could ever ask for.


For those that haven't seen it yet, Watchmen was a wonderful sequel to the original graphic novel that managed to touch on some relevant themes while also staying faithful to what the comic book represented. It's very political so if you're one of those morons who claim that they don't like seeing "politics" in their entertainment, then this isn't for you.

Basically, it's something the president and fans of his won't like. Sorry but it's true.

Watchmen should be showing in all of HBO's apps right now. Expect it to be binged when HBO Max eventually comes out. Don't expect Watchmen Season 2 anytime soon.

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