We should celebrate, not hate, the viewing party feature of the Watchmen Blu-ray release


One of Peter Ha’s favorite movies of the past few months, Watchmen, comes out on Blu-ray and DVD in late July. Maybe the 21st, maybe the 28th; who knows. What we do know is that the Blu-ray version of the movie will have some sort of viewing party mode that one dude already called “stupid,” an opinion I disagree with.

When watching the movie, the disc will go out onto the Internet and call up your Facebook friends. “Hey, guys, Peter Ha is watching Watchmen right now, do you want to watch the movie with him?” Then the disc syncs you all up and y’all can chat and so forth while watching the movie. Sounds harmless to me. I picture most Watchmen fans as huge nerds and tech geeks, tech geeks who probably own like 18 Blu-ray players, just because. Why wouldn’t they want to chat and whatnot while watching the film? Or, if they don’t want to, then don’t; it’s really not a big deal at all.

I think people are too quick to pull the “this is stupid, DO NOT WANT” trigger these days.