Watchmen Movie Review
Watchmen is a 2009 “superhero” film that was directed by Zack Snyder. Based on the 1986-1987 comic book limited series “Watchmen” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the film adaptation has a whole host of stars including Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie, Laura Mennell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson.
Set in an alternate-history 1985, Watchmen follows a group of former vigilantes as tensions heighten between the United States, and the Soviet Union, while an investigation of an apparent conspiracy against them uncovers something even more grandiose and sinister.
Personally, I found the movie to be quite grim and drab. Its characters were seemingly only half-written, and the plot is full of dull patches. Jacke Earle Haley delivers what quite possibly is the movie’s only memorable performance as a masked vigilante named Rorschach who sets out to find the murderer of a former colleague. In the process, he uncovers a plot to eliminate past superheroes, at a time when the U.S. is on the verge of war with the Soviet Union. He thus reconnects with his former crime-fighting pals and seeks to get to the bottom of the mystery.
With the exception of the Watchmen‘s capitvating opening sequence, set to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable“, the movie is drab, slow, sombre and even boring at times. It fails to deliver really sizzling action, instead it’s full of bulky and boring flash-backs. These washed-up superheroes imho offer very little that will hold your attention. That’s my take!
Submitted by Jermaine J., Boca Raton, FL.