The story, the setting, the characters, everything works perfectly to create this dark alternate reality. There's something faintly "Seinfeld"-esque about Night Owl and Silk Spectre, and "Watchmen", in general. Check box if your review contains spoilers. I also think that Ozymandias should have been portrayed as less of a mean character, at the end of the book he still questions if he did the right thing, giving him a more human and less robotic quality. The characters are very fleshed out--their motivations, histories and flaws are revealed in coordination with the plot in a manner I thought very effective. it's not coincidence that there is 3 dylan's songs.... and the film is actually answer the question "how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have died?" Joe instead, it's crap, but it's many times more entertaining than. If you want to waste your time, go watch G.I. Snyder really is a cinematographic master. Very long. The haters just can't stand watching superhero movie with only ONE superpowered person. Watchmen suffers from the same problem. It does not feel very good. This is by all means a good, but not great film. At times however it feels like Snyder overused action sequences and gore too much. It was just so... vague. A fantastic film. Poster of Watchmen said: By visioneer Zack Snyder. I really love this movie. Joe instead, it's crap, but it's many times more entertaining than this piece of sh*t. Abysmally paced, ridiculous crybaby dialogue-filled, on-the-nose sexually exploitative, nearly action-free, cantankerous, dark (not in a noir-ish way but in a literal "it's difficult to tell what I'm looking at sometimes" sort of way). Cinema raises serious problems of society, causes emotions. Watchmen has moments and stretches of intrigue and awe, but the splendor dies and gets reborn again and again throughout the movie. This movie just lacks composition and many scenes are just unnecessary, including some of the characters. Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. There is not a single character I could give a crap about in this film, not one. But half-way, it just comes up short. Why must he keep showing us this blue guy's penis? The actor most recently known for playing Angela Abar in Watchmen turned 50 on January 15th. It's mere foreplay: the superhero suits they run around in are nothing more than provocative get-ups to get them in the mood. Wonderfully ambiguous characters and a clever alternative history world. I like one of the characters, but man I should punch myself in the face for finishing this movie. WATCHMEN: The Ultimate Cut. Its a great film, im a huge fan of the novel and found they seem to compliment each. At first I thought 'another super hero movie'. Plus the ending sucks. The characters, plot, and even soundtrack do a great job depicting the setting, which is really an integral part of the film's meaning. A movie you should watch more than once to get all the subtle details, with a message seemingly lost to most of todays political sphere. It admittedly falls apart once it starts rushing things after the prison break scene, but the first two hours are so beautifully done, it makes up for it. Again, it wreally starts to get boring after a while, you start to wonder where the movie is heading, or what did you actually learn after 2 hours watching the movie. I loved the source material but kept that seperate in my mind while watching the movie and loved the movie. In the mid-’80s, writer Alan Moore began to imagine a world in which the superheroes and costumed crime-fighters he’d grown up reading helped shape the Cold War decades that had repeatedly brought humanity to the brink of extinction. With the actors/actresses looking uninspired and dull. Why would the villain bother going after the watchmen instead of just doing what he planned to do in the first place? Was blown away by how faithful many of the scenes were transferred from the graphic novel, a huge fan service. See it! I see it has good ratings from allot of people, That just makes it clear, that I am not a zombie who just follows what other people like. 1985, the world is on the brink of nuclear war. A dark, gritty, ultra-violent. Great adult oriented superhero flick. Each from past it the present of the story. Even though the film is about superheroes, this was meant to be watched by older and mature viewers. This film is art. Watchmen is the first TV project from Lost co-creator Lindelof since the end of his three-season series The Leftovers, which he co-created with Tom Perrotta and which ran from 2014 to 2017. Watchmen is a different sort of film: a superhero with E.D: and a villain who wins with a "the ends justifies the means" message. The rest of the casting was fantastic and they nailed the style of the book spot on. © 2021 METACRITIC, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. I image people that found this offensive has been raped or. Ignore the bad reviews, if you read them youll find theyre extremely badly written. The Dr. Manhattan "penis" shots were not gratuitous by any means, they were simply shots of him walking around. That's why this great movie ain't going to any respect! This movie flips the cheesy hero perfect villain worthless narrative and challenges the viewer based on their morals. But Laurie should be one to talk, the daring rescue of some people trapped in a burning high-rise that she and Dan a.k.a. Zack Snyder's "Watchmen" has it all; the dark tone/environment, insanely deep characters, powerful action, and profround ideas. And while they developed the world really nicely, I think they failed to develop Dr. Manhattan enough and his back story is really one of the key turns in the book. In public domain 1966 Batman: 20th Century Fox: Related to the 1960s Batman television series: 1978 Superman: Dovemead Film Export A.G./International Film Productions Won 1 Special Oscar, nominated for 3 more 1980 Superman II It … This has been a current trend. Great adult oriented superhero flick. I simply cant understand how you can rate this more than zero. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition. One hour into the movie I was still asking myself: who the fuck are these people and why should I care about them? Zack Snyder's "Watchmen" has it all; the dark tone/environment, insanely deep characters, powerful action, and profround ideas. Revolutionary themes even in today’s standards. After reading the comic and understanding each character well the movie just looked amazing to me. The most underrated movie in the history of cinema an amazing masterpiece just like logan this is what super hero movies should be. This movie is great! Whats wrong with us you say? I did not purchase a twelve dollar movie ticket to see terrible plot holes, poor character development, cheesy dialog lines, and a blue wang. An astounding fail this movie is an abomination to the book it was spawned. There are also psychic interdimensional squids, so if you only know Watchmen from Zack Snyder’s 2009 film adaptation, you’re gonna want to get hip to how the graphic novel ended. Adrian(Matthew Goode) probably doesn't mind that the homoeroticism of "300" escaped. Moore and Gibbons’ graphic novel Watchmen helped redefine the types of stories superheroes could be used to tell, not just by freighting them with darkness—too many subsequent creators showed how easy that could be—but by weaving their capes and gadgets into a dense, deep narrative: a detective story played out against the apocalypse in a world so thoroughly realized that Charles Dickens would be jealous. How in the world you can rate this positive This "heroes" makes no sense. And its long. Don't expect Spiderman or The Dark Knight. An undeniably beautiful film, its just depressing and dark. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition. Watchmen star Regina King celebrated the release of One Night in Miami with Alamo Drafthouse. Ok, so it *looks* cool, but where's the plot?? A dark, gritty, ultra-violent superhero story full of blood, guts, slaughter and sex, Watchmen is the superhero film for adults only. Terrible. BUT since the movie was based upon a deep and powerfull book when it kills the theme, mocks the ideas and charactors and acts as an embodiment of the cancer that is hollywood I cannot help but judge hardly. I have been anticipating this movie for a year. Ideally it could have been a. Allergies are endemic in our society. All I know is that I'm still waiting for him to personally refund my $20. Watched several times and sure that will be watching more. I had no idea what the Watchmen was about until I bought it on DVD and I watched it with my siblings and we were all blown away by how good it was. Why would the villain bother going after the. The dialogues are also pretty good, but do get long and boring after a while. written on it in fingerpaint. After a superhero named the Comedian is killed, the rest of the superheroes that form the Watchmen must reunite to track down the killer and stop world war 3. I love how the characters are moral grey they are morally challenged throughout the movie. Casting is perfect, Direction is perfect, one of the best superhero movie. For one, unlike in the book where there is some foreshadowing but the twist is still somewhat of a surprise, this movie gives away the identity of the villain pretty much from the beginning. It has a good story with interesting characters. A great adaptation, true to the original themes and tones. Overall, it's a beautiful story full of vengeance, carnage, and mystery that compels the viewer to want more. This movie had great story, effects and acting. Watchmen: Die Wächter Reviews & Ratings. 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. Don't expect Spiderman or The Dark Knight. It was thought-provoking without being preachy, had good plot and action, and showed some pretty good skin. the story is incredible I love how it ends. Dr. Manhattan’s existence is busy and fairly melancholy, but I do envy him his ability to perceive every moment of past and future time as a part of a continuous present. It made no sense - and has so many loose ends that after two weeks Im still trying to piece this movie together. Does anybody realize that this movie makes no sense? I'd say Snyder is definitely toeing that line, if not stepping over it here. I thought this movie was much more driven by the plot and the characters than the action (although I thought the scattered action sequences were great). 6 reviews in total. However boring and poorly acted in others. Plot is awful. Since apparently there isn't, abysmally awful flicks like this will continue to be made. The altered ending was not surprising, but not a total loss either. About 30 people walked out... enough said. Still its a solid rent movie. And speaking of Veidt, this was by far the worst casting of all of the characters. If this was not an age of large high-definition TVs, where even the dumbest movie looks great on the screen, most people would realize the shortage of anything good about it. The Dr. Manhattan "penis" shots were not gratuitous by any means, they were simply shots of him walking around. A series gets an Average Tomatometer when at least 50 percent of its seasons have a score. Scott Snyder did an amazing job to adapt Alan Moore's Masterpiece and brought us a better ending. The story, the setting, the characters, everything works perfectly to create this dark alternate reality. It is a groundbreaking piece of literature gold that deserves to be worshiped. At the other end there is HBO’s new series Watchmen (Sky Atlantic), a nine-part remix of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986 comic-book creations. Remember this is also Zack snyders ADAPTATION of the book, not an exact replica. Way too long to get to the point, many dialogues that could have been shortened up, this can leave you wondering why u spent 3 hours watching it. I'll admit I did not know Watchmen before, but it probably will not get many poeple. But this is coming from a guy who's read the book about 15 or 20 times, so maybe a newcomer to the story would beg to differ. The ending is not only. Its a great film, im a huge fan of the novel and found they seem to compliment each other, seeing rorschach and manhattan in motion is amazing. Night Owl(Patrick Wilson) attend to, seems more about correcting her new beau's impotence and gettin' their middle-aged ya-yas out, than being selfless and valiant in a derring-do mission in the night air of this alternative New York. No one understands genius' before they die...except I do. Finally, I'm much more disturbed by the fact that this bothered you more than the excessive gory violence that occurred throughout this movie. The cast is uneven. written on it in fingerpaint. I feel that with the time the studio gave the director he did a great job. This movie started out really cool with outsanding potential: good introduction and top-notch music playlist. It turns itself from an intriguing puzzle-solving super-hero movie to some cheap boring cliché crap. The Oscar and Emmy-winning actor is … Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the Watchmen? The four of us, exasperated, worn out... utterly soul-crushed by what we had already been subjected to leading up to this moment, finally gave up and left... LONG AFTER EVERY OTHER PERSON IN THE THEATER HAD ALREADY DONE SO! Terrible acting? It is a groundbreaking piece of literature gold that deserves to be worshiped. Screened FRebruary 2. Happy Birthday, Regina King! I agree that some of the music choices were questionable. The elegance of the effects and the story are good until it just unravels!!! So there's one thing I am confused about this movie. Interestingly enough, I am somewhere down the middle. A lot of exposition is removed, but that isn't what bothers me. Watchmen is simply aggressively dumb. Necessary omissions and over-simplifications for movie format. This movie started out really cool with outsanding potential: good introduction and top-notch music playlist. So who are these people? Maybe too much crap talk but that's it! Dr. Manhattan spoke in the most non comprehensive language that most people will ask..WTF??? Users defending Zack Snyder's films make me look bad in front of public. I loved X-men and don't demand fidelity to the laws of science, but I like humans to act like humans, and didn't buy into several characters in this movie. Not that good of a graphic novel adaptation indeed.But a marvelous movie filled with great moments.With great performances and good looking visuals,this movie is entertaining and has a truly unexpected take on superheroes. Once you get over the initial geek out moments of seeing your favorite characters come to life (well...they aren't really brought to life...at least not well) you slowly see that the movie is boring and soulless. I never read the comic, but i still understood the movie, its long, some of it seems unnecessary, say the half dozen or so sex scenes. Maybe it's my fault that I never read the "graphic novel" ... but should that really be a prerequisite? My. And it bears repeating: pants, stat! Sieve with microscopic holes, looks fine, but all the meaning just pours right through. and the super heros don't have a real power! In fact, on many occasions they were either boring or indifferent to me. The dialogues are also pretty good, but do get long and boring after a while. The movie adaptation, however, feels like a wax replica of the novel. But uh... just flat in a lot of areas where the book didn't translate well to the screen. Snyder stands revealed here as more of a beginner than a visionary in his uncertain approach to making an on-screen world come alive. That being said, the movie was indeed a faithful, wonderful adaptation of the novel, with only a few points lacking (i.e., the depth of some of the characters was never realized). Sure, it has mediocre fight scenes but overall, it is unbearable.This does not reflect the comics at all, whatsoever. So I would this is that the movie maybe frighten people with intense violence and darker past of the story. Never in my 30 or so years of movie-watching have I seen a movie with so much gore and nudity be SO BORING! Maybe if the three "prettiest" Watchpeople weren't such mediocre and uncharismatic actors. Even abrupt. Shame such visual extravagance and stylistic fervor goes partly to waste from such an overly dense, stretched out, and lazy execution. Watchmen establishes him as Hollywood's reigning master of psychic suffocation. Very long. I went through the entire movie only knowing two characters names if thats my fault sorry but everyone but Rorschach and Johns name. If this is truly a faithful adaptation of the comics, Watchmen must be one hell of a painful read. Some people are allergic to peanuts. New York Post Kyle Smith. I understand and recognize some of its flaws, but it currently stands as one of my favorite superhero films. A good sci-fi movie which rises above the usual run of the mill plots. Get release dates and descriptions for films arriving over the next few... Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. This is the best movie based on a comic book/graphic novel I have ever seen. I would much rather that my child saw a little nudity and some sex scenes (which are natural human qualities and biological functions), than disgusting nihilistic violence (which is not a natural human function, and only breads hate and desensitization to the movie-watching crowd). Watchmen isn't a total collapse. It was a terrible movie at best on its own, had there been no book to compare it to countless people would have lost interest and it would have scored a 6-7. But don't bring your kids. In fact some of their actions would cause you to question if they are even the good guys which. A fantastic film. Elegance isn't Zack Snyder's bag; a certain sort of impact is. It's very obedient to the comic and serves its purpose as a translator of modern heroes and what they represent to. Do not believe the people who give this positive reviews, its not clever, its not engaging, and it's certainly NOT a masterpiece. This movie is trash, I don`t care what anybody says. Dense and very visual film. Good soundtrack,good visual effects and good sound but a very boring story and at times confused and incoherent, this movie only keeps the fan of the comics interested but the vast majority of the movie theater put them to sleep. They overpowerd the charactors, they added excessive sex appeal, they skipped themes, they CHANGED THE CHARACTORS turning some into archetypal supervillian douchbags rather then taking any time to explain them, I loved watchmen because there were no archetypes, now theres a supervillian, a badass, a man reliving his glory days and a slut on the screen. Maybe if Jeffrey Dean Morgan, one of. In the book, Adrian Veidt appeared to be a "larger than life" person, not just in terms of his celebrity and persona but also in terms of his physical appearance. Why does that one guy have a purple tiger? For people not familiar with the book, they may be less inclined to do so or care to understand the story. I can think of. Quite pointedly, Adrian seems to know Dr. Manhattan(Billy Crudup) better than Laurie(Malin Akerman). Rorschach got some philosophical lines and that really gave you a feeling of immersion in the world. This movie had great story, effects and acting. This movie is trash, I don`t care what anybody says. As some have already stated, if you've read the graphic novel and really enjoyed it, then you will probably love this movie. So that's that things I would say about this movie. Ideally it could have been a mini-series with the same or a bigger budget, but what company, especially in this economy, would risk that on a mini-series. While it falls short on vision, "Watchmen", more or less, holds your interest for over two hours-plus, and that's no small feat. Horrible pace, pointless plot, awkward acting, one of the worst and most uncomfortable sex scenes I've ever seen, and stilted uncomfortable action. Also, they give the characters superhuman abilities for some reason that, other than one minor glitch in the end of the book, never actually existed. I loved the source material but kept that seperate in my mind while watching the movie and loved the movie. I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning montage as well, it was quite a spectacle to behold! WATCHMEN: The Ultimate Cut. Mostly enjoyable but bonkers. Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, Director Zack Snyder's cerebral, scintillating follow-up to "300" seems, to even a weary filmgoer's eye, as fresh and magnificent in sound and vision as "2001" must have seemed in 1968, yet in its eagerness to argue with itself, it resembles "A Clockwork Orange.". Plot, character development, pace, etc. Do not believe the people who give this. You should not have to read the source material to enjoy a movie. Created by Damon Lindelof. Well acted and possibly the best comic adaptation of recent years. So who are these people? 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