Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic (2009)





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Alan Moore's WATCHMEN is given sound and movement in this video version of the critically acclaimed comic book. Under the supervision of original illustrator Dave Gibbons, the 12-chapter series has voice actors translating the comic's dialogue balloons into speech, while digital zooms, pans, and some animation effects take viewers further inside the story than ever before. First distributed on iTunes, and scheduled for DVD release just days before the 2009 feature film by Zach Snyder, WATCHMEN - Motion Comics offers a helpful intro to Alan Moore's dystopian world of dark superheroes. Set in a 1980s-era America where masked heroes have their talents banned, the sprawling story begins when someone starts taking down the former heroes one by one--and a mysterious character named Rorschach begins to investigate.
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The overall effect is much like having someone read the graphic novel to you: in this case, with pictures to complete the package.

Full Review… | March 2, 2009
Sci-Fi Movie Page

a very satisfying experience

March 2, 2009

Regardless of how the live-action movie turns out, this DVD may actually be the definitive screen version of the story.

Full Review… | March 1, 2009
Aisle Seat

...different, to say the least, and not for everyone; but there is no denying the movie is endlessly fascinating.

Full Review… | February 26, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic

Having this motion comic really brings a darker effect to the novel than that of actually reading it.

michael montano
michael montano

Being not much of a comic fan, I had not idea what to expect from this. Many people I have known from different circles have been comic fans and they seemed to be routinely surprised of my non-interest (I guess because of my other interests as well as my personality [nerdiness?]). After doing a bit of research I came to be interested in the story-line of Watchmen. So, I knew I wanted to see the live-action film Watchmen, but wanted to have more of an idea of what I was going to see. (Without ever reading X-Men, Batman or Superman comics, I at least had a basic knowledge of their series before seeing the films.) Basically the story is about a disbanded group of super heroes who no longer communicate with one another. One is killed, so there is speculation that the other former super-heroes may also be in harm's way. This whole movie (its a actually a series of 25 min or so long episodes) is voiced by one guy (doing women and kid's voices as well), and not done very well either. Visually, it is images from the comic series with very limited motion (I don't know if this is unique in its display, but I think it would be more appreciated by a comic fan rather than a novice such as myself). Overall, the story is intriguing, but moves much too slowly for my taste - I do have hope for the film that should be out on DVD soon.


It's decent for a motion comic, but overall it's the story and characters that really stand out. The animation isn't too great, and was it too much trouble for them to find a female voice actor? Jeeze, any scene with a female character felt weird because of the voices. It's a long story arch, and some chapters are a bit slow and dull, but all together it's a great little tale. I'm not too happy with the ending, but it is what it is. Motion comics seem a bit lazy, so I would recommend reading the actual graphic novel, but this is still a decent watch.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

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