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Watchmen

Released: 2009

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Runtime: 2 hr 42 min

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Zack Snyder

Starring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley

The brutal murder of the Comedian forces a band of superheroes out of retirement. Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

I'll take V For Vendetta over this any day.

Review by: MiamiMovieCritic

Added: 8 years ago

Here's my quote for the poster: "163 minutes of giant blue penis!" Director Zack Snyder's visually faithful adaptation of the twelve-issue comic book series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons is draggy in parts and mildly dumbed down as a whole, but it's so stylish and violent that most people won't care. The exhilarating opener (set to Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A'Changin'") is the highlight, with a tastelessly brutal recreation of the JFK assassination and various other revisionist scenes setting up an alternate world in which Tricky Dick is president in the '80s instead of Reagan (big dif ). The silly James Bond ending (what's up with Ozymandias's pet lynx?) all but ruins it, but the movie comes to life whenever Rorschach (brilliantly played by Jackie Earl Haley) takes off his mask or Snyder uses a pop song in a particular way. This isn't even my favorite movie by this director, who remade Romero's Dawn of the Dead before hitting pay dirt with 300. No, that would be Michael Jordan's Playground, which I watched just about every day the summer I was 10 – that was rad. I'll take V For Vendetta over this any day of the week. V is by far the more emotionally involving and politically coherent adaptation of Moore's work.

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