So I would generally recommend that this is a good movie but has bad stuff in it based on the graphic novel. A hard 'R' rating but necessary. In fact some of their actions would cause you to question if they are even the good guys which. Does anybody realize that this movie makes no sense? This movie wasn't a great movie, the plot is pretty boring but picks up when the action finally shows up, all the characters but Rorschach are unlikable and lame, this is incredibly overhyped, and get boring at times, but you may be willing to give this a chance just don't expect greatness. The overall message from the graphic novel was there, middle aged vigilantism, and at times kept the same brooding nature. Remember this is also Zack snyders ADAPTATION of the book, not an exact replica. Watchmen: Die Wächter Reviews & Ratings. This was a very faithful translation of the book. Very violent and gory which gets a bit tiresome. 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. Not only do they include the only stupid element from the book (Jon's ability to see into the future which I fully expected them to keep) but they also changed some things for the worst. A lot of the film consisted of scenes that did not add to the central plot. For die hard fans, this is a must see. Sure, it has mediocre fight scenes but overall, it is unbearable.This does not reflect the comics. I saw this at an Imax preview in Perth, WA. But the incredible accuracy to the novel, the excellent action, and the superb overall cast, Watchmen is unforgettable! I had no idea what the Watchmen was about until I bought it on DVD and I watched it with my siblings and we were all blown away by how good it was. So who are these people? Those negative reviews out there are absolutely ridiculous. A great adaptation, true to the original themes and tones. About 30 people walked out... enough said. In the book, Adrian Veidt appeared to be a "larger than life" person, not just in terms of his celebrity and persona but also in terms of his physical appearance. Unless you read the comic book (I beg your pardon, "graphic novel") there is absolutely nothing in this movie that is worth the cost of admission. I'll admit I did not know Watchmen before, but it probably will not get many poeple. They advertised this movie under the "who watches the watchmen" line. Dr. Manhattan’s existence is busy and fairly melancholy, but I do envy him his ability to perceive every moment of past and future time as a part of a continuous present. Purists to the graohic novel either say he was too faithful or not faithful enough. The most underrated movie in the history of cinema an amazing masterpiece just like logan this is what super hero movies should be. While the girlfriend claims that the ultramarine entity is devoid of any compassion towards mankind, Adrian's alter-ego, Ozymanidas, notices the worry creases in the former Jon Osterman's face whenever he's vexed. The ending is not only different from the comic - it makes no sense. No one understands genius' before they die...except I do. Why? Overall graphically this movie is splendid but it ends there. Rorschach got some philosophical lines and that really gave you a feeling of immersion in the world. For die hard fans, this is a must see. Maybe it's because it's different from the typical Marvel and DC films that have been released recently, but I really enjoyed how different and gritty this film is. If you want to waste your time, go watch G.I. Watchmen is a decent super-hero film, but is nowhere near as good at the graphic-novel. Snyder really is a cinematographic master. This movie just lacks composition and many scenes are just unnecessary, including some of the characters. The critics will praise it, audience will give it poor reviews and will be dubbed "trolls" for disliking it. Let me just say that out of the 2 hrs and 45 mins. This movie just lacks composition and many scenes are just unnecessary, including some of the characters. BUT since the movie was based upon a deep and powerfull book when it kills the theme, mocks the ideas and charactors and acts as an embodiment of the cancer that is hollywood I cannot help but judge hardly. It was just so... vague. It's crazy how this movie turned out average for me. Dense and very visual film. I can think of maybe 15-20 mins of average/decent action. In the mid-’80s, writer Alan Moore began to imagine a world in which the superheroes and costumed crime-fighters he’d grown up reading helped shape the Cold War decades that had repeatedly brought humanity to the brink of extinction. The Watchmen, though enjoyable, was, to be quite honest, too long and drawn out. In fact, he amps up the fight sequences so much that they're martial arts-movie-worthy and even gratuitously violent. Brilliantly directed in some parts. An unusual superhero story with an intricate plot (many flashbacks and diversions). This has been a current trend. It has a good story with interesting characters. The story, the setting, the characters, everything works perfectly to create this dark alternate reality. This movie makes me puke. This was indeed the worst movie I have ever seen. I loved the source material but kept that seperate in my mind while watching the movie and loved the movie. It drags on and on. In my opinion, it is by far the best hero movie. I like the mature and realistic approach, but in some moment it loses its goals. One of the most visually stunning action films ever made. Check box if your review contains spoilers, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. After a superhero named the Comedian is killed, the rest of the superheroes that form the Watchmen must reunite to track down the killer and stop world war 3. It's pretty much a requirement here. If you haven't read the novel then you are most likely NOT going to enjoy the movie that much. Mostly enjoyable but bonkers. All around winner as long as you don't go in expecting a blow-em-up shoot-em-up action overload. O filme não tem emoção nenhuma. An astounding fail this movie is an abomination to the book it was spawned. How in the world you can rate this positive This "heroes" makes no sense. An. In the canon of comic-book movies, it's not as campy bad as the "Batman" starring George Clooney, but nowhere near the caliber of the Spider-Man movies or "The Dark Knight." This movie, visually was beautiful as is 300. That being said, the movie was indeed a faithful, wonderful adaptation of the novel, with only a few points lacking (i.e., the depth of some of the characters was never realized). I haven't read the graphic novel, but I have no doubt this would be better shown in narrative form because this movie just drains the life out of itself. I have to respectfully disagree with someone's assessment below regarding the movies "gratuitous sexual scenes and nudity". It is a great production indeed, but it is never as good as its opening credit sequence. The altered ending was not surprising, but not a total loss either. With Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman. See it! Watchmen isn't a total collapse. Once you get over the initial geek out moments of seeing your favorite characters come to life (well...they aren't really brought to life...at least not well) you slowly see that the movie is boring and soulless. It's pretty much a requirement here. If this was not an age of large high-definition TVs, where even the dumbest movie looks great on the screen, most people would realize the shortage of anything good about it. Joe instead, it's crap, but it's many times more entertaining than this piece of sh*t. Abysmally paced, ridiculous crybaby dialogue-filled, on-the-nose sexually exploitative, nearly action-free, cantankerous, dark (not in a noir-ish way but in a literal "it's difficult to tell what I'm looking at sometimes" sort of way). It is no suprise what so ever that Alan Moore wants to disassociate himself with the movie. When I was watching Dark Knight in Imax a commercial came up for this movie. I thought this movie was much more driven by the plot and the characters than the action (although I thought the scattered action sequences were great). It is a groundbreaking piece of literature gold that deserves to be worshiped. It was fun to watch at many points, but dull and slow in many others, and the story was not believable. Best superhero movie from DC beating Dark Knight trilogy. Beautiful adult story with a plot that catches you and doesn't let go. Watchmen is a different sort of film: a superhero with E.D: and a villain who wins with a "the ends justifies the means" message. The violence is overly gorey, the sex overly porn-like in contrast to the realistic nature of the comic. Best viewed as an homage to the. As some have already stated, if you've read the graphic novel and really enjoyed it, then you will probably love this movie. Whats wrong with you i ask! And it bears repeating: pants, stat! Zack Snyder's "Watchmen" has it all; the dark tone/environment, insanely deep characters, powerful action, and profround ideas. In fact some of their actions would cause you to question if they are even the good guys which added more of a human element to them. And its long. The only character in “Watchmen” who possesses actual superpowers — resulting from an accident at a top-secret government research lab in the late 1950s — is Dr. Manhattan, a blue, bald, naked dude with blank eyes and the voice of Billy Crudup. E isso não é bom. This movie is trash, I don`t care what anybody says. Screened FRebruary 2. They overpowerd the charactors, they added excessive sex appeal, they skipped themes, they CHANGED THE CHARACTORS turning some into archetypal supervillian douchbags rather then taking any time to explain them, I loved watchmen because there were no archetypes, now theres a supervillian, a badass, a man reliving his glory days and a slut on the screen. My friends who read the comic liked it and the ones who didn't just thought it was crap. No real thrills or shocking payoffs. Snyder stands revealed here as more of a beginner than a visionary in his uncertain approach to making an on-screen world come alive. There are many more things to be said, but the movie was, on the whole, a let down (and i saw it at IMAX), Enjoyable, somewhat worth seeing, but if you're expecting THE next movie, wait for G.I. I also think that Ozymandias should have been portrayed as less of a mean character, at the end of the book he still questions if he did the right thing, giving him a more human and less robotic quality. The actor most recently known for playing Angela Abar in Watchmen turned 50 on January 15th. This film is art. And its long. I simply cant understand how you can rate this more than zero. i dont understand why people didnt like this movie, my only complaint was that it was so long, Having read the graphic novel I was not expecting the movie to be of the same importance to film as it was to graphic novels and comics. The movie adaptation, however, feels like a wax replica of the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning montage as well, it was quite a spectacle to behold! The soundtrack and effects were well chosen. Australian Media. I have to respectfully disagree with someone's assessment below regarding the movies "gratuitous sexual scenes and nudity". Very violent and gory which gets a bit tiresome. And this blue guy without pants every time I saw his huge blue penis my eyes were bleeding. Esse claramente é um filme do Zack Snyder. It made no sense - and has so many loose ends that after two weeks Im still trying to piece this movie together. Too much long. Zack Snyder is allergic to making movies that are not complete s**t. Gratuitously violent and bombastic, Watchmen is an interesting little neo-noir film that gets bogged down by Snyder's lesser sensibilities. 18-minute short film Government produced. The movie adaptation, however, feels like a wax replica of the novel. IMO its the best film based off a comic book/graphic novel of all time. Minus one gratuitous sex scene it was dead one what I hoped it would be. Although the score is a little misplaced and the ending differs, this film really does do justice to the graphic novel, which I have read many times. Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, Best of 2018: Film Awards and Nominations, Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. I have been anticipating this movie for a year. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but you don't have to take my word for it. they would scream at anyone who dares to criticize this film, Alternative take on superhero movies with plenty of darkness in the characters and good use of the heroes interacting with moments in history. Sieve with microscopic holes, looks fine, but all the meaning just pours right through. If this is truly a faithful adaptation of the comics, Watchmen must be one hell of a painful read. (Warner Bros.), Saw it as a sneak peek early screening. Maybe it's my fault that I never read the "graphic novel" ... but should that really be a prerequisite? Some to pollen. The acting is spectacular, and every detail that had to be included is, without feeling watered down. Having read the graphic novel I was not expecting the movie to be of the same importance to film as it was to graphic novels and comics. Watchmen establishes him as Hollywood's reigning master of psychic suffocation. Necessary omissions and over-simplifications for movie format. But I know now how all those poor soles walking into the theater one night with their personal Watchmen copy in hand just awaiting this monumental adaptation to flash before their eyes feel. Was blown away by how faithful many of the scenes were transferred from the graphic novel, a huge fan service. Really, what's wrong with the movie? Also, they give the characters superhuman abilities for some reason that, other than one minor glitch in the end of the book, never actually existed. The dialogues are also pretty good, but do get long and boring after a while. I'm going to sum this up in two words: The best. Plot, character development, pace, etc. Zach Snyder has done it again, creating another beautiful world for another great film. Overall worth seeing with fantastic visuals. Allergies are endemic in our society. The haters just can't stand watching superhero movie with only ONE superpowered person. The violence was fine for the few fight scenes where it was actually present, but that just made them stand out as peculiar, when 90% of the movie is about... talking. Seriously. Even some earlier elements are a waste and contain no significance to the movie just a shame book = better! The characters were not well-defined. Pants, stat! The elegance of the effects and the story are good until it just unravels!!! Watchmen just keeps trying, but fails at the end. Adrian(Matthew Goode) probably doesn't mind that the homoeroticism of "300" escaped. I'll admit I did not know Watchmen before, but it probably will not get many poeple interested in learning more. Way too long to get to the point, many dialogues that could have been shortened up, this can leave you wondering why u spent 3 hours watching it. If this was not an age of large high-definition TVs, where even. Why are some of the characters the same age 50 years ago, while others grow up? Moore and Gibbons’ graphic novel Watchmen helped redefine the types of stories superheroes could be used to tell, not just by freighting them with darkness—too many subsequent creators showed how easy that could be—but by weaving their capes and gadgets into a dense, deep narrative: a detective story played out against the apocalypse in a world so thoroughly realized that Charles Dickens would be jealous. One thing am confused is that the plot generally mixed up from character to character. Maybe too much crap talk but that's it! Do not believe the people who give this. In the mid-’80s, writer Alan Moore began to imagine a world in which the superheroes and costumed crime-fighters he’d grown up reading helped shape the Cold War decades that had repeatedly brought humanity to the brink of extinction. After reading the comic and understanding each character well the movie just looked amazing to me. Allergies are endemic in our society. Snyder really is a cinematographic master. The ending is so whimsical you are driven to a Damocles sword. An undeniably beautiful film, its just depressing and dark. While pulling amazing levels of detail from Gibbons work the film fails to do the same to Moore's narrative. This is by all means a good, but not great film. Watchmen movie reviews & Metacritic score: Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. Love, drama, death, humanity, destiny, inner conflict, ambiguity... and it all falls on the ground again. it's not coincidence that there is 3 dylan's songs.... and the film is actually answer the question "how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have. Cool. A movie you should watch more than once to get all the subtle details, with a message seemingly lost to most of todays political sphere. Saw it as a sneak peek early screening. In fact, on many occasions they were either boring or indifferent to me. During the interim years of Allan Moore and David Gibbons' breakthrough graphic novel being stuck in developmental hell, Terry Zwigoff's adaptation of Daniel Clowes' "Ghost World" had already lured a portion of the literati into accepting the long-form comic book as a viable art form. Watchmen suffers from the same problem. It's never consistent, and especially with the character motivations. If there's one film from the superhero genre which can be taken seriously, as a testament of what this genre can achieve, it's Watchmen. By creating super-hero's, Snyder completely missed the point of the comic that these are regular humans with complicated lives. Overall, it's a beautiful story full of vengeance, carnage, and mystery that compels the viewer to want more. It honors its source material in a good way, Zack Snyder has done it again. About Tomatometer. Why would the villain bother going after the. Its a great film, im a huge fan of the novel and found they seem to compliment each other, seeing rorschach and manhattan in motion is amazing. This was a very disappointing book-to-film portrayal. It drags on and on. With Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers. How in the world you can rate this positive This "heroes" makes no sense. I think that the main thing in this film is the soundtruck. Cool. To be frank, the first 3/4 of the movie are quite awesome, and the last 1/4 of the movie is a complete disappointment. It just doesn't know how to shape it's glory within the time frame it strives for. The existential questions of life, which we may never get. Some people are allergic to peanuts. Never in my 30 or so years of movie-watching have I seen a movie with so much gore and nudity be SO BORING! Some scenes were altered for continuity and to make the story line look like it happened in a a matter of days. Maybe if the movie didn't consist of more than two hours of backstory followed by 40 minutes of sudden plot. The ending is so whimsical you are driven to a Damocles sword. Scott Snyder did an amazing job to adapt Alan Moore's Masterpiece and brought us a better ending. Based on 39 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com. Watched several times and sure that will be watching more. the story is incredible I love how it ends. 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