Watchmen

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  • Home video trailer for the film based on the award winning graphic novel

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion--a disbanded group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers--Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity--but who is watching the Watchmen?

Cast

  • Malin Akerman
  • Billy Crudup
  • Matthew Goode
  • Jackie Earle Haley
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Carla Gugino
  • Matt Frewer
  • Stephen McHattie
  • Laura Mennell

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Premiered in more theaters (3,611) than any other R-rated movie. Scored the biggest debut of 2009 with a $55.7 million weekend gross in March of the same year, until Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) opened a few weeks later.
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Goofs

  • When the reporters are talking to Veidt in his office, they refer to him as being only the second hero to reveal his identity, after Hollis Mason. It is true that in the opening montage, a bomber is seen with Silk Spectre's alias "Sally Jupiter" emblazoned on its side. Her real last name was Juspeczyk. She assumed the name Sally Jupiter because she did not wish to be known as being Polish. No one would be able to just look her up in the phone book so she did not really reveal her true identity.
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Quotes

    • [after the intruder kicks the door open]
    • Edward Blake: Just a matter of time, I suppose.
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Metacritic

20

Snyder and writers David Hayter and Alex Tse never find a reason for those unfamiliar with the graphic novel to care about any of this nonsense. And it is nonsense.

Metacritic review by Kirk Honeycutt
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
40

The director recycles some of the better effects from his gladiator epic 300...and he's being so faithful to the work of comics artist Dave Gibbons that he might as well have used the graphic novel's illustrations as a storyboard.

Metacritic review by Bob Mondello
Bob Mondello
NPR
100

It's a compelling visceral film -- sound, images and characters combined into a decidedly odd visual experience that evokes the feel of a graphic novel. It seems charged from within by its power as a fable; we sense it’s not interested in a plot so much as with the dilemma of functioning in a world losing hope.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times