Watchmen

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2009 | R | Drama Fantasy | 2hrs, 35m

After a law is past to thwart the efforts of group of crimefighters, one of them is mysteriously murdered. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, March 6, 2009

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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DIRECTOR

Zack Snyder

Screenwriter

Alex Tse

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Rating MPAA

R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language

Storyline

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion—a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers—Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the DC Comics limited series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

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