Watchmen (2009) is a movie directed by Zach Snyder and is the cinematic adaptation of the a claimed DC Watchmen graphic Novel.
Watchmen (2009) tells the story of a group of retired superheros trying to discover the culprit of murdering Edward Blake, aka The Comedian, aka “I’m Negan!”. As they go deeper in the investigation, a bigger plot is revealed and the lives of millions can be in danger.
Concentrating a 12 issue graphic novel in one movie is very ambitious, but i think Snyder made it as good as could ever be. I feel this is a very underrated movie, it’s very entertaining and closed as possible to the source material as possible, taking only the parts that wouldn’t change much of the story and the philosophy, and the changes made, for me, were smart. Of course i would have preferred the movie to have been divided in two parts, three hours of character deconstruction and analysis is too much. Some key moments felt very rushed due to the time constriction, specially the Mars scene. The fighting was awesome and very well choreographed, they made the R rating count
in the movie.
Jackie Haley stole the spotlight in the movie. His Batbale like voice was a perfect fit to the deep and heavy noir feel of the movie. Even with a mask on, Jackie was able to display a lot of emotion.
Jeffrey Morgan capture perfectly the essence of The Comedian, a lunatic killer that views his mad world as a big joke. He was even able to get some sympathy to this character, something a didn’t feel in the movie. Malin Åkerman and Patrick Wilson chemistry was okay, I feel the comic made a better job. Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan was a good casting, I feel he was a good Dr. Manhattan.
Now, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, I feel a bit divided in this one. I didn’t dislike his portrayal of Veidt, but the comics Veidt was subtle, likable and more down to earth guy. In the movie, he was played more like a normal cold, lunatic, enterprise man. Classy, but with crazy piercing eyes.
I totally recommend watching Watchmen in blu-ray, it’s very colourful, gorgeous and artistic movie. A must watch.
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In the spot number #02 of our top 10 "Most Violent DC Comics Heroes" we have: Rorschach.
Watchmen #1 (September 1986).
WHAT IS HE ABOUT:
Rorschach is a violent anti-heroic noir detective who investigates the murder of the Comedian.
WHY IS HE IN THE LIST:
Rorschach is a straight up murderer psycho who believes in defending the innocent. Walking the fine line between hero and villain, Rorschach could easily be considered a villain but the fact that he fights for a non selfish reason makes him an anti hero at best and a complex character. Unlike other characters in this list Rorschach doesn't limit himself when it comes to violence and isn't afraid to go against the law if he feels threatened to accomplish his mission, demonstrating how ambiguous of a character he can be.