Friday, May 15, 2009

Watchmen: The Movie

Watchmen is based on the 1986-1987 comic book limited series Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. This movie was absolutely amazing. I fell in love with it. It's run time is 163 minutes. A lot of people complained about it being so long. Complained that it was confusing. I didn't think it was confusing at all, but after all, I did pay attention to what was going on. I heard the directors cut DVD is even longer. I personally would have liked to see the un-shorted version of it. The Watchmen DVD is defiantly on my list to get. There's only 67 days until the DVD is released (July 21, 2009).

"The movie is set in an alternate universe circa in 1985. The film's world is a highly unstable one where a nuclear war is imminent between America and Russia. Superheroes have long been made to hang up their tights thanks to the government-sponsored Keene Act, but that all changes with the death of The Comedian, a robust ex-hero commando whose mysterious free fall out a window perks the interest of one of the country's last remaining vigilantes, Rorschach. His investigation leads him to caution many of his other former costumed colleagues, including Dr. Manhattan, Night Owl, Ozymandias, Sally Jupiter, and her daughter, The Silk Spectre. Heralded for bringing the world of superheroes into the literary world, Watchmen gave the super-powered mythos a real-life grounding that had been missing in mainstream comics to that point. The film adaptation had languished in one form of development hell or another for years after the book's release, with various directors on and off the project, including Terry Gilliam, David Hayter, and Darren Aronofsky, as well as Paul Greengrass, whose eventual dismissal stemmed from budget conflicts with the studio."

Rating: R
MPAA Reasons: for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language

Featured Cast
Malin Akerman as Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II
Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman
Matthew Goode as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
Carla Gugino as Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre
Jackie Earle Haley as Rorshach


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