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Watchmen starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley and Patrick Wilson

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The movie is everything the trailer promises.  I am not going to say it was perfect and that the whole 162 minutes were equally exciting. Let’s just say I prefer watching movie adaptations of comics (or in this case a graphic novel) and this movie was rather entertaining. Below are the Watchmen:

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From upper left: The Comedian, Rorschach, Silk Spectre II

Lower left: Nite Owl II, Ozymandias, Dr. Manhattan

It is the 1980s, alternate world. Everything starts with the death of The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Or let’s say everything restarts. When the former “superhero” is murdered, Rorschach develops the theory that someone might be after the whole gang. Adrian Veidt (Matthew Goode) finds the idea ridiculous- he has made his secret identity as Ozymandias public knowledge and is living his life out in the open as a well-respected, multi-billionaire businessman. His partner in most matters is Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup)- who has turned into a blue-skinned man- with some interesting powers; due to a lab accident. He also happens to be the only Watchman with super human powers. He is not very concerned either. The world has some other serious issues- like the possibility of  Russia going into atomic war against the United States. Silk Spectre II (Malin Akerman) – his girlfriend- does not share the cold-bloodedness. Also sick and tired of Manhattan’s apathy, she finds comfort in the friendship of Nite Owl II (Patrick Wilson)…

Just like any other movie, I favor some characters over the others. The character I enjoyed watching the most was definitely Rorschach (played by Jackie Earle Haley) . With the namesake inkblot test patterned mask, his average built (becomes obvious how much smaller he is during the prison scenes). He fights well, he keeps a diary that we hear the entries of, offers his dark points of view on life. Yet he has the best story lines and he can more than take care of himself when in trouble.

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The Comedian ( played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) plays a crucial role in the movie – we get to see a lot of him through flashbacks and notice actions that are borderline psychotic- he can kill innocent people just because they get on his nerves, for instance.  You can’t really tell what this guy is doing in a team that aims to protect people…This personality adds up to the dark atmosphere. His morals and motives are very to hard to get…

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While Dr. Manhattan has the most interesting back story and some really cool lines, his apathy and figure start stalling the movie after a while.

Although we see a lot of the Night Owl II, we don’t really get to know him. Nor we care about Silk Spectre. Somethings  feel missing. Somethings are left without explanation and that part of the story doesn’t make sense. You will know what I mean when you see Ozzy’s “pet”. I for one am on the lookout for the director’s cut. Still, I wouldn’t mind a sequel. It might be flawed, but it is damned good entertainment.

The movies has many flashbacks that involve the past of the watchmen, and the “superheroes” that came before them…

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2 Responses to “Watchmen starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley and Patrick Wilson”

  1. Ifaz says:

    Jackie was so good in those prison scenes. Oz’s pet wasn’t explained in the graphic novel. I liked Malin Akerman as Specter II, i dont know why when so many people seem to disagree. Ozzy was great when he beat up that elevator terrorist with a chair. I’ll watch it again.

    Billy Crududp was some bad casting as Dr. Manhattan. And it was really pointless, they should’ve given him something to wear. Nudity in one scene?Okay. Like that scene with Owl and Specter, I know it didn’t need to be there but it was in the comic book. But one whole movie with a blue superhero who happens to be naked 80% of his screen time is not a good thing in my opinion.
    And the love story of Owl and Specter was just a waste of the movie’s time.

  2. zoey says:

    Yep,yep,and yep. : )

    Manhattan was naked for no good reason. I think his background was interesting but his whole apathy thing was really boring the hell out of me. His oh-look-I’m- not-human-so-i’ll-hang around and naked and annoy everyone- attitude was just so pointless. Malin wasn’t bad but her character was just…I don’t know..not interesting, really. Oh, and his sex life with Spectre was so hilarious- not in a good way,in my opinion anyway. Owl’s and Spectre’s sex scene did not produce a hallelujah from me either, mate: )

    p.s: One good scene with Manhattan was when he was with the Comedian. You know he kills the Asian woman and Manhattan kind of judges him. But Comedian makes a good point of how he could have stopped him if he had wanted?

    1) Rorsarch
    2) The Comedian
    3) Ozzy
    They are my top Watchmen: )

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