Watchmen

Watchmen

DVD - 2009
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In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the 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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009], ©2009
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9781419878893
1419878891
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Wa
Description: 1 videodisc (162 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language

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TheeAvebury
May 05, 2017

A remarkable film, in many respects.

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aminico
Feb 24, 2017

The opening fight scene is a decent homage to A Clockwork Orange but the rest of the film is pure cancer. It tries to innovate by creating flawed heroes, but the flaws are base. One hero is a rapist, another a dissolute lush, another an impetent loser. Basically they're the superheroes of your county's SO registry, and of the low-class filmmaker, not mankind.

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RobbySmith333
Feb 06, 2016

best movie ever

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0cho
Jan 27, 2015

I guess you could call this an intelligent super hero movie, but for all the intelligence this movie it has it lacks in every other area. Can’t understand why the high ratings, definitely skip this one….

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ggrandel
Jul 21, 2014

I did not enjoy this show. If you like action and super-heroe movies you will be disappointed. The story is convoluted,and the heroes are so messed up, and you have to watch of their sad stories. The show was about 2 hours too long.

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Isley
Jun 14, 2014

I overall enjoyed this movie as I feel like the great (Rorschach & Doc Manhattan’s performances, the opening scenes, the skill with which the flashbacks were incorporated, the production design, etc) outweighs the not so great (obtrusive musical score, Ozymandius & Silk Spectre’s performances, that sex scene, the fact that somehow all the human heroes seem to have super strength, etc). Though, while watching it, the thinness of the “whodunit” story became apparent to me–which I don’t think is so much a fault of the film as much as the possibly over-hyped (by many, myself included) source material.

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OliviaJ98
Jul 08, 2012

This edition of "Watchmen" was okay, if you don't base the film off of the graphic novel, you'll be fine. It's dark, and quite frankly? Downright depressing at times, but when a film delves into the dark recesses of our society, it is not cotton candy and purple tights. The film opens with the brutal slaying of a guy chilling in his penthouse apartment, and is followed by Dylan's "Times a' Changin' " , and that should clue the veiwer into the fact that the story that is about to be told is not the typical fare we've seen on screen. The best super-hero films, successfully create a dark sense of urgency for mankinds survival. This film acheives that aspect, but the way to the climax is almost too complicated to follow, with almost too many storylines blurring the viewers perception of the film, but that is the point. If we knew eveything upfront, it wouldn't be much of a film. It is beautifully rendered, and stands out on that front. This is a film where the viewer has to pay attention or they will lose out on the glorious parts of the film. It is well acted, and developed. And I love the soundtrack. The problems that I see with the film are because I love the novel it was based on, so I won't drag those issues out in this review. It's a perfect movie to watch on a day or evening where one is holed up. It is long too, so get a snack and drink :)

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jun 30, 2012

There's no question in my mind, as far as superhero movies go, Watchmen was strictly the bottom of the barrel.... If these emotionally dysfunctional jerks and all of their personal dramas were supposed to be the best that we can do for superheroes, then I'd honestly say that the world is utterly doomed, for sure.... And if I really have to read the damn book to appreciate this infantile movie, then forget it. Forget the book. Forget the movie.... Watchmen was a complete waste of time!

Mocha6ft3 May 01, 2012

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! IT'S TIME TO PLAY,HOMETHEATER!!
I was not sure what to expect while watching this movie. I have not read any reviews or listen to any one telling me about it ( and there were plenty) and spoil the movie for me. So, one evening i called my friend that loves to talk back to the screen and we watched it. We both enjoyed the characters that neither one of us was familiar with. The visuals were very good and so was the sound. They did a good job with the sound. All my speakers were alive while playing this film. And there was enough bass coming from my subwoofers to make me happy. The one thing that did catch us off guard was the sex scene. I was not expecting that . Or my friend constantly asking "is that his penis?" She was talking about the BLUE NAKED SUPERHERO. hA,HA,HA. I enjoyed this movie and it's different super heroes. I'm giving this movie 4 and half stars. For cool looking super heroes, good sound, good visuals, and a good story. large shrimp, lobster, white rice, tarter sauce, soy sauce, and coke.

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britprincess1
Apr 24, 2012

Pretty but overall not that great. Enjoyed the aesthetic and the opening scenes (both the fight with the Comedian and the intro credits). Interesting premise, so much potential, but I really question the execution with this one.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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HylaryL
Dec 21, 2009

Violence: A lot of disturbing, graphic and gory murders.

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HylaryL
Dec 21, 2009

Sexual Content: The blue character is naked a lot of the time.

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HylaryL
Dec 21, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Anarchy_Bunny
Sep 03, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Anarchy_Bunny
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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Anarchy_Bunny
Sep 03, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Laura_X Apr 13, 2015

I'm not a comic book villain. Do you seriously think I would explain my master stroke to you if there were even the slightest possibility you could affect the outcome?

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Rorschach: None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with *ME*!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Adrian Veidt: It doesn't take a genius to see that the world has problems.
Edward Blake: No, but it takes a room full of morons to think they're small enough for you to handle.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Adrian Veidt: The only person with whom I felt any kinship with died three hundred years before the birth of Christ. Alexander of Macedonia, or Alexander the Great, as you know him.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

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