This movie is set to take place in an alternate world, where superheroes are a part of society. The watchmen are a group of superheroes that helped fight crimes until they were outlawed by the government.

The story begun with the Minutemen, a group of eight masked vigilantes that finished the job where the law couldn’t as a response to a rising number of gangs and and criminals being masked.

The Watchmen were formed decades later in an attempt to form a similar group as the Minutemen, some are relatives to the original Minutemen.

In the 1980’s they are outlawed by the congress. Though not all stop the work. Two are legally active, The Comedian and Dr. Manhattan, their activities are sanctioned by the government. One remains secretly active, Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley).

This movie starts with the murder of Edward Blake, now an elder man. Rorschach is investigating Edwards murder when he discovers that he was “The Comedian”, one of the former Minutemen.

Rorschach fears that someone is targeting the superheroes and contacts his former partners, Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup), Silk Spectre II (Malin Akerman) and Night Owl II (Patrick Wilson), to warn them.The movie, based on a comic series, and is not intended to show a realistic story, never the less it does address some moral questions that apply to modern world as well.

The movie is very nicely done, very similar in style to Sin City. There’s great detailing in the scenes. It does require the viewers full attention, if you don’t pay attention it will probably feel rather messy.

The movie was better then I expected it to be, and it was definitely different to my expectations. I did expect a regular action, the bad guys versus the good guys. In Watchmen the separation between good and bad isn’t so clear.

I recommend watching it, I’d even say it’s worth buying it.

Last edited March 20th, 2019 by Anna

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