Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: David Hayter, Alex Shea, Dave Gibson, Alan Moore
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Hale Leigh / Matt Frewer / Stephen McHattie / Laura Mennell / James M. Connor
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Suspense
Region: United States
Released: 2009-03-06 (USA)
Runtime: 162 minutes / 186 minutes (Director’s Cut) / 215 minutes (Ultimate Cut)
Also known as: The Guardian (Hong Kong) / The Guardian (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 7.6 / Rotten Tomatoes 65%
Due to the rampant spread of evil forces, a group of righteous men with extraordinary strength stepped forward. They wore masks and strange costumes to compete with all kinds of villains. Soon, their heroic deeds spread throughout the country through the media, and the names of superheroes such as dollar bills, silk ghosts, Rorschach, and city captains were widely spread. suffered a different fate. But in the 1970s, the decrees issued by the government led to the retirement of some heroes who did not want to be the minions of the powerful, and the superhero group was thus divided.
One day in 1985, the government’s superhero “comedian” Edward Blake (Jeffrey Dean Morgan Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was killed. Walter Kovacs (Jackie Earle Haley Jackie Earle Haley), who is running around, realizes that someone is killing the former superhero, and that there is a bigger conspiracy hidden behind it…
“Watchmen” is a 2009 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and based on the 1986-87 comic book miniseries of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The movie takes place in an alternate 1985 America, where masked vigilantes, including Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, and the Comedian, are forced out of retirement when a conspiracy threatens to destroy the world.
The film explores themes of power, morality, and the nature of heroism. It also features flashbacks that delve into the characters’ pasts and motivations.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics and fans, with some praising the film’s faithfulness to the source material and visual style, while others criticized its pacing and changes made to the original story. Despite the mixed reception, it was a commercial success, grossing over $185 million worldwide.
“Watchmen” has since gained a cult following and is considered by some to be one of the best superhero movies ever made. It has also been praised for its exploration of complex themes and moral ambiguity, as well as its use of visual storytelling techniques.