Watchmen Thames Projection 'Epically Rubbish'

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By M@ Last edited 113 months ago
Watchmen Thames Projection 'Epically Rubbish'

Oh dear, oh dear. It was supposed to be a PR stunt like no other. Here's the blurb:

[The] River Thames will give birth to a Watchmen spectacle that is beyond the thinkable. Dr Manhattan, the blue skinned, super-powered being beloved of all Watchmen fans, will rise above the murky depths of the Thames to a height of over 70 feet and tower over all those who dare to attend.

Here's what actually happened, as captured by our fave south London site SE1:

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Meanwhile, the shivering twitterers who 'dared to attend' gave testament to the unthinkable spectacle unfolding before their dazzled eyes:

Tried to see the watchmen projection debacle from hungerford bridge - absolutely frozen. - LloydDavis

Watchmen Thames water projection last night was epically rubbish - jeremywillmott

Watchmen projection in London was a waste of time. Very poor. Still, things can only be better for 2012....I hope! - davemidd

HaHa! O mai..t'ain't no 70-footer. Dr Manhatten FAIL (dis pic should B the new dictionary entry 4 'anti-climactic') - capricornucopia

is watching Dr Manhatten rise out of the Thames... and thinking it's shit - kneedown

Seems even Dr Manhattan can't get the better of Old Father Thames, who has something of a history of quashing light shows in his realm.

Read our review of Watchmen.

Last Updated 05 March 2009