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Watchmen (Special Edition) (DVD)

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    For those obsessed with the critically acclaimed graphic novel (which would be almost anyone who has read it), or for audiences looking for a stylish action film, WATCHMEN is worth--well--watching. But those who thought THE DARK KNIGHT was too gloomy should stay far away from Zack Snyder’s film. As far as superhero movies go, this graphic adaptation of the comic book series from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons makes even Christopher Nolan’s Batman films look like Saturday morning fare. Director Snyder and the screenwriters certainly deserve credit for crafting an adaptation of a work that has been deemed unfilmable since its 1986 release. Mammoth and mazelike, WATCHMEN follows a group of retired costumed heroes living in an alternate 1985 where Nixon is still president and fear of nuclear doomsday permeates the air. When a hero named the Comedian (an excellent Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is murdered, his former colleague--the unhinged, masked Rorschach (a perfectly creepy Jackie Earle Hayley)--begins investigating who is behind the death. The other masked crimefighters--Silk Spectre 2 (Malin Ackerman), Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Nite Owl 2 (Patrick Wilson), and Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup), a godlike being who is the only one with actual superpowers--soon learn that there may be a plot to rid the world of their kind. Snyder’s previous work in action (300) and horror (DAWN OF THE DEAD) proves to be preparation for this visually stunning film. The fight sequences are fantastically shot by director of photography Larry Fong, and the action can alternately make viewers hold their breaths at its composition or gasp at the shocking violence. Most will agree that WATCHMEN is not a comic book movie for kids: there’s sex and violence aplenty, but it truly makes itself a film for adults with its smart, complex storytelling.

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    UPC 883929057795
    Studio Warner Brothers
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Director's Cut; 2-Disc Set
    Genre Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Action/Adventure/Superheroes/Comic Heroes
    Rating Restricted
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.75" WxHxD
    Weight 0.32 lbs
    Stars Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley
    Directors Zack Snyder
    Dimensions 7.5x5.5x0.5
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Bebe - Watchmen

      If you like comic book films you will enjoy this film. I must admit it is weird.

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    • Classic from a classic

      The graphic novel from which this movie came is one of the more significant novels of the 20th century. This movie representation/interpretation of the Watchmen noval does an award-worthy job. Some books are interpreted in cinematic form with poor results, but a few are exceptionally good. This movie is one.

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