Number of Times Seen – 2 (2 Jul 2009 and 5 Feb 2015)
Brief Synopsis – In an alternative world, a group of former superheroes try to figure out who is mysteriously killing them off one by one.
My Take on it – This movie mixes two of my favorite genres together; superheroes and alternative worlds/timelines/histories.
I was an avid comic book collector as a kid and always enjoyed the places comics could take us via our imaginations.
After high school, I no longer followed the comics like before, but still never lost the yearning and appreciation for that media.
Nearly ten years ago, a friend suggested I read the Watchmen series because he felt I would love it.
He was so right.
I couldn’t put down the graphic novel until I finished it and only wanted to read more about the fascinating world that Alan Moore created.
He successfully created an alternate history 1985 that was a blend of real history with tweaks he used to create a darker world still fearing the possibility of nuclear war.
When I heard the movie was being made, I was so excited to see it and really enjoyed the way they adapted it to the screen.
When I rewatched it now, I chose to watch the Ultimate Edition which was 3:35 minutes long.
I didn’t mind the length because it afforded me more time entrenched in the Watchmen world.
The movie was shot with the look and feel of the original comic including colors and framing that it still felt like I was once again clutching the graphic novel in my hands.
I loved how they developed the characters and the storyline and the pacing was superb.
Bottom Line – Excellent superhero world created so well that it makes us believe in its reality. Movie does a great job of adapting the graphic novel in so many ways that it constantly reminded me of the look and feel of the original comic. The Characters are richly developed and they even were able to subtlety mix real world history into the Watchmen world. Highly recommended!!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the beginning, during the opening credits, we see the original Nite Owl I stop a thief. There are Batman/Fledermaus posters hanging on the wall of the alley. We can assume the people he rescues are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne, the parents of Batman, coming out of the theatre. Thus, there’s no need for Bruce Wayne to become Batman in the Watchmen’s Universe. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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