In a touching Twitter post, director Kevin Smith praises Neil Gaiman and the TV series “The Sandman.” Smith is a celebrated actor and filmmaker best known for his work in Clerks and Chasing Amy movies. Based on Neil Gaiman’s 1989-published graphic novels, The Sandman is a recently launched Netflix series. Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, David Thewlis, John Cameron Mitchell, and Gwendoline Christie are the cast members of “The Sandman.”
There has long been a sizable following for “The Sandman“ comics, so it was only natural that there would be a lot of anticipation for “The Sandman” television series when Netflix announced its creation. The first season of “The Sandman” has received positive reviews from critics and fans. Smith and other followers of the original graphic novel series are drawn to The Sandman because it has remained largely loyal to the comics.
Smith has since responded to “The Sandman” online with a heartfelt tweet addressed to Gaiman. Smith confesses that he has been a longstanding fan of “The Sandman” comics and has read the series since its debut in 1989 in his article, which is addressed specifically to Gaiman. He thought the graphic books were “wonderful and magnificent” at the time. He believes that after watching “The Sandman,” he was taken on the “same authentic journey” and that the show realized the world he had been introduced to decades earlier. See Smith’s post down below:
I remember reading the first issue of Sandman after buying it off the rack in 1989. It was beautiful & breathtaking. Decades later, @Netflix_Sandman is taking me on a similar genuine journey. I’m so elated for you! Congratulations on your realized magnum opus! pic.twitter.com/iMLInbyRvM
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 9, 2022
Smith’s response can serve as a metaphor for many devoted Sandman fans’ feelings. The audience has had a long time to envision how Dream and the other Sandman characters may look in a movie because it has been more than three decades between the original publication of “The Sandman” comics and the current TV series. The high-production value and graphically ambitious Sandman TV series have made those aspirations a reality.
The assertion that “The Sandman” is Gaiman’s masterpiece is also audacious and potent. One of the most popular and well-known living authors today is Neil Gaiman. From Coraline to American Gods, Gaiman’s books have been made into movies and TV shows that have been just as well received as his original works, if not more so. Gaiman is frequently actively involved in the adaptation process. Gaiman might surpass himself once more with “The Sandman,” especially as the show’s upcoming seasons evolve. Smith’s evaluation might not be all that off.