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


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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While it's not really a masterpiece, [i]Watchmen[/i] is still an incredibly solid superhero flick, a faithful adaptation of an incredibly poignant story and quite simply a very good film..
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.
It feels like a production [U]by[/U] fans [U]for[/U] fans, and yet not so self-indulgent that it yields the book for the sake of taking over and re-imagining the whole thing..
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