In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot. –IMDb
When Hollywood tapped wunderkind director Zack Snyder to guide their big-budget FX-heavy epics Dawn of the Dead (2004) and 300 (2006) through to fruition, they pulled him straight from the pinnacle of the advertising world. Snyder already had a veritable plethora of Clios under his belt, thanks to his fluidly filmed, ingenious spots for Corona beer, Nokia cell phones, and other products. He typically held double-duty on the ads as both director and cinematographer, and culled a healthy amount of Tinseltown recognition as a result. Dawn of the Dead represented Snyder’s debut. An effects-heavy remake of George A. Romero’s 1979 sequel — about hordes of flesh-hungry zombies storming a shopping mall — the picture starred Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley. The independent production banners Strike and New Amsterdam co-produced the splatter movie; Universal released it. Unsurprisingly, the film grossed a whopping amount at the box office, enabling Snyder and his wife to run their own shingle, Cruel… read more
I'm not as spellbound several viewings later as I initially was but Watchmen is still impressive. I almost like this ending better than the giant squid version from the comics. Its damn faithful to the original book and despite the 3 hour running time of the director's cut it didn't have me looking at my watch much. Unfortunately the shitty cover of "Desolation Row" at the end didn't help.
it's has so many flaws, but this film is so entertaining and epic in my eyes. the dr. manhattan storyline is so intriguing, and the visuals are great. among the many flaws.. ones that stand out are the dialogue and acting which are cringeworthy. Also, Jackie Earle Haley overacting is laughable.
Zach Snyder did a serviceable job at the helm here. Of course, the subject matter is so rich that it would be near impossible to make a bad movie, only a poor adaptation. While I wouldn’t necessarily… read review
Watchmen Movie review——Millan
Watchmen is the newest expansion in the superhero movie franchise, with all of the ingredients such as costumed superheroes, intense action, and great special effects… read review
I wrote an in-depth review on why I loved this movie… but that opinion quickly changed. It’s actually pretty mediocre. The book is just so good that I couldn’t see the film’s mediocrity. Ah well, anyways… read review