Directed: Zack Snyder
Starring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley
I have read the comic. I loved the alternate take on 1985 where Richard Nixon had been elected to his third term as U.S. President and the Cold War with Russia was growing stronger every day. The book also dealt with the concept that people would take to the streets as superheroes, even though they were more along the lines of Batman than Superman. They didn’t have any special powers. They just wanted to see justice done. It started in the ’50s with the Minutemen, but then died out. It came back decades later with a different group of people known as the Watchmen. Not everyone was a fan of their brand of justice. They saw them as vigilantes. There was an act passed by Congress outlawing masked crusaders so the Watchmen went into hiding until one of their own was murdered. Was someone killing the Watchmen or was it just someone that hated that one person? Good question!