Gavin's Review of Watchmen
A visually fascinating and highly engaging character study, with some terrific performances by Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, and Billy Crudup. The first two hours are simply marvelous and really draw the viewer into its alternate universe. Unfortunately, the film's resolution is deeply unsatisfying and a huge let-down after what has preceded it. In the end it is, unfortunately, a very uneven film. 'Tis a pity, as I really wanted to like it for the first 3/4ths of its running time. Worth seeing, but as consistently satisfying superhero films go you'd be better off with THE DARK KNIGHT, SPIDER-MAN 2, or even THE INCREDIBLES--whose plot was, ironically, clearly inspired by the graphic novel this film is based on.