Who really watched ‘Watchmen?’

By Christina Michaluk
March 19, 2009


The highly anticipated movie “Watchmen” hit the big screen on March 6. Does it live up to all of its hype?

In its opening week, “Watchmen” brought in record numbers at the box office for 2009, but staggered in week two.

Based off of Zach Synder’s graphic novel, “Watchmen” takes place in 1985. The movie begins with a retired Watchman the Comedian’s murder, causing a stir within the group of superheroes.

Superheroes have been banned for their vigilant ways and the only people who know their secret identity are the other members who are retired. The Watchmen find themselves targets from an unknown source.

The group is brought together to find out who is behind the murder of the Comedian and to stop the villain before another murder occurs.

As the old team comes together, they uncover a plot that they never thought was possible.

The cast includes Malin Akerman as Laurie Jupitur, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osternam, Matthew Goode as Adraian Veidt/Ozymandias, Jackie Earle Haley as Walter Kovacs/Rorschach and Jeffery Dean Morgan as Edward Blake/The Comedian.

The running time of 162 minutes, you might find yourself wondering when this movie is going to end.

Those who have not followed the graphic novel might be confused by what is happening during the movie.

The plot becomes somewhat confusing and does not get completely explained.

The upside to the movie would definitely be the action scenes and narration from the character Rorschach.

One of the top visual effects would be the construction of Rorschach’s mask that is constantly transforming into different ink patterns.

Dr. Matthantan’s glowing appearance throughout the movie is also an interesting visual feature.

The effects and action scenes will keep you entertained for a portion of the movie, but not long enough to make this good enough to see in theaters.

All the hype around this movie didn’t live up to expectations. Wait to see it on DVD.

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