Thursday, July 26
Watchmen is set in 1985, in an alternative history United States where costumed adventurers are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union (the Doomsday Clock is at five minutes to midnight). It tells the story of a group of past and present superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own. Watchmen depicts superheroes as real people who must confront ethical and personal issues, who struggle with neuroses and failings, and who - with one notable exception - lack anything recognizable as super powers. Watchmen's deconstruction of the conventional superhero archetype, combined with its innovative adaptation of cinematic techniques and heavy use of symbolism, multi-layered dialogue, and metafiction, has influenced both comics and film.
Cast for the movie from left to right: Malin Akerman as Sally Jupiter, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II (he was wonderful in Hard Candy), Thomas Jane (rumored) as the Comedian, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, and Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach.
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