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Watchmen

Cast

Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Laura Mennell View All


Crew

Zack Snyder (Director), David Hayter (Screenplay), Alex Tse (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 5th, 2009
Runtime: 2 hours, 42 minutes
In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.
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Iroquois
Even though the film's opening scene was not actually in the book (something I hoped was not a sign of things to come), the bulk of the film followed the book to a tee.
Holden Pike
In many ways I don't think Snyder and company really adapted it to the medium of film as they were so busy being reverential to the imagery of the book that they didn't find enough ways to make it of the source material but also let it be its own film.
Sleezy
But, much of the crucial dialogue in the film (occurring at the climax) was highly bastardized, and in some cases re-written altogether to serve the film's purposes.
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