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About the Movie
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the Doomsday Clock--which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union--moves closer to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the outlawed but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion--a disbanded group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers--Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the Watchmen?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 300
- Fresh: 193
- Rotten: 107
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Zack Snyder's film version of Watchmen is a grim and grisly excursion into comic-book mythology.
Fresh: I think Snyder and his writers channel moments of the humanity and humor that's always present in Moore's work.
Fresh: Snyder's film is a breath-taking epic, a compelling thriller and an ensemble character piece, far beyond our expectations of the genre.
Fresh: The film is a ballsy, brainy, and thoroughly bloody examination of human nature, pop culture and 'the good old days' that never were.
this movie was SOOO awesome! I loved it beyond belief and the directing blew my mind. BUY THIS MOVIE! if not, RENT IT! this film changed my view on superheroes forever, it's dark, inticate, amazingly well done plot immediately pulling me in! P.S. if you want a great movie experience, I would read the comic first, it makes it more awesome.
Hands down the best movie I've seen in a very long time! Each of the Characters were captured very well in the long anticipated movie of the graphic novel. Constant attention required. but you won't want to look away. Well done 5 stars!
I personally took it upon myself to read the graphic novel before seeing the movie, it was generally spot on, but I was just a little dissapointed about how they didn't show any thing on the newstand, overall just a great movie and great adaptation
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2009
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