Who Watches the Watchmen?

Is Watchmen really good or really bad? I’m in the middle. For those who don’t know, I’d like to consider myself a comic book/ superhero expert. I know everything there is to know about just about every major superhero. So I knew that I needed to learn more about Watchmen. I’ll start off by saying that I didn’t see Watchmen in theaters (I wasn’t old enough yet). Still, the trailer really peaked my interest. Which in my opinion, is one of the greatest trailers I’ve ever seen. I recognised the Watchmen, because I saw a comic book documentary some years back. When I finally did see the movie, it was a lot to take in. It’s a very hard R, so not for the kids. Literally nobody in the movie is likeable. They’re all flawed messed up individuals. The main problem is “how much can you cram into one movie?”. I read the graphic novel after I saw the movie. It’s much better, because graphic novels are the best medium to tell a story this complex. That being said, I do think Zack Snyder did a good job of recreating it. Jackie Earle Haley gives one of the best performances in a comic book movie. There are some changes, but they didn’t bother me too much. Know the history and take it as it is. Just don’t expect a happy ending here.

The Watchmen: (left to right) Ozymandias, Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre II, Rorschach, Nite Owl II, and The Comedian

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