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Watchmen (2009)

Fantasy | 162 minutes / 186 minutes (director's cut) / 215 minutes (ultimate cut)
3,39 2.952 votes

Genre: Fantasy / Thriller

Duration: 162 minuten / 186 minuten (director's cut) / 215 minuten (ultimate cut)

Country: United States

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Stars: Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley and Patrick Wilson

IMDb score: 7,6 (585.522)

Releasedate: 4 March 2009

Watchmen plot

"Justice is coming to all of us. No matter what we do."

In an alternate 1985, superheroes have been banned by the US federal government. Where previously superheroes were part of the general American street scene, the government has declared superhero existence illegal. When one of his former colleagues is murdered in these troubled days of the Cold War, masked vigilante Rorschach launches an investigation. Slowly but surely, this uncovers a dark conspiracy.

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Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II

Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl II

Jon Osterman / Dr. Manhattan

Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias

Walter Kovacs / Rorschach

Edward Blake / The Comedian

Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre

Janey Slater

Edgar Jacobi / Moloch the Mystic

Hollis Mason / Nite Owl

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avatar van FazeRain


  • 33 messages
  • 29 votes

Maximum score for this daring, deviant superhero film.Great performance by Zack Snyder here.Beautiful opening of the film with the Bob dylan classic, and the images accompanying it, which told a lot.Good casting, striking music, lead characters with character, and each its own story.

Nice and unpredictable, hard at times, and remained captivating, despite the long running time (and yes, including the long, blurry scenes with Dr.Manhattan). Seen all three versions, and the film stands up straight as far as I'm concerned.So much better than the other superhero movies.

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avatar van Duke Nukem

Duke Nukem

  • 1548 messages
  • 1836 votes

I'm not a fan of Zack Snyder and he confirms with Watchmen (2009) that he produces mostly boring and depressing films. Only Dawn of the Dead (2004) is worth it to me, but that is a remake so not very original.

Half the movie are you looking at dark images, probably to further underline the depressing tone that Snyder pursues? Rorschach tries hard to mimic the voice of Christian Bale's Batman. His voice overs are very annoying. Doctor Manhattan, on the other hand, looks happier as a blue, luminous bodybuilder. Patrick Wilson as Batman, I mean Night Owl, doesn't do anything in this film either.

The action is nice and violent, with lots of slow-motion footage to come across as dramatic. Although it quickly stops after the first impressive opening fight.

The music is nice, we get songs from Nat King Cole, Bob Dylan, Nena, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen and Philip Glass. But of course you can also just put on an oldies compilation CD and watch a better movie. I expected more from this film due to the fairly high score here and on IMDb. I should have known better!

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avatar van jordorientje


  • 480 messages
  • 422 votes

This really wasn't my thing. I couldn't get into it and the film didn't captivate me for a single moment.

I don't think I've ever looked so many times on the screen how long a movie would last. Only to find out again and again that I was only 10 minutes further each time Sigh.

This was really tough. Uninteresting, long-winded and soporific.

The only positive thing I found was the acting, the effects and the dry humor every now and then.

That tastes differ considerably, is proven once again.

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