I should have watched this movie a long time ago when I could have.
Now let me start out by saying that this is probably the second best movie of 2009. Yeah some people may think that that is a stupid choice like next to Star Trek, but Avatar is still better though.
Now Watchmen is about these "superheroes". There is Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre II, Nite Owl II, Rorschach, and Ozymandias. Now everyone knows that Rorschach is the best and one of the most badass characters in a movie ever, so he is definitely my favorite. Then probably The Comedian, Silk Spectre II, Nite Owl II, and Dr. Manhattan. But I like all of the characters but Manhattan is my least favorite but whatever. But this movie is about a lot of things. So first lets start out with the main plot. These former superheroes called "Minutemen" have one of their own murdered called "The Comedian". So Rorschach is investigating the murder obviously trying to figure out who did it. Also Silk Spectre and the others are trying to stop a nuclear war. This nuke could kill everyone in New York. But like half of the movie is a flashback, almost all of it to be exact. Rorschach also keeps a journal as well. We also see some relationships in this, such as Silk Spectre II and Nite Owl II. I never read the comics but I read about the story and characters online months ago so I could know what was going on when I watched it. But let me say, I am definitely getting the graphic novel. I also like how it shows everyone's back story as well, that was pretty cool. All of them were very interesting. But I love the story. I like all the characters, dialog, and just everything story related.
Wow, the visual effects. Where do I start?! Now the Dr. Manhattan effect is AMAZING. I know he wore one of those suits with the dot things but they made Dr. Manhattan look amazing. Now the gore. This gore is just epic. I mean, we are talking people getting their arms and legs broken, getting their foreheads slashed with cleavers, and just awesome. We also see people exploding, like literally exploding. I also watched Director's Cut, so more gore. And this thing at the end that is a spoiler, but I'm not spoiling it, but that was amazing. And Vietnam, that was fantastic. But these are some of the best visual effects in a movie next to Avatar.
The acting was just amazing. Billy Crudup was just amazing, I mean he fit his character perfectly. I mean every single word out of his mouth was just amazing. Jackie Earle Haley was fantastic!!!! He did the voice so good and he fit his character perfectly like Billy. Along with Malin Akerman who is really good in this movie. She could have done better but she was good. Patrick Wilson did amazing as well. Jeffrey Dean Morgan did so good. I mean he was like awesome in this movie. Matthew Goode also did good. But the acting in this movie is amazing. Jackie Earle Haley probably did the best.
I also really like the soundtrack and score. The best was with Dr. Manhattan, that was also in one of the trailers. Also the opening credits song called "The Times are Changing" was really good for the credits. Along with "Desolation Row" by My Chemical Romance in the credits. But this is probably one of the best soundtracks in a movie.
But this movie is probably the second best of 2009 and my third favorite movie of all time. I am definitely buying the Ultimate Cut on Blu-Ray when I can and the book. I highly recommend you check this movie out. Its got a great story, great visual effects, and great acting. Check it out!!