A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film 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 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?
Watchmen Release Date
In Theaters March 6, 2009
Starring: Patrick Wilson (Nite Owl) Matthew Goode (Adrien Vedit), Billy Crudup (Dr. Manhattan), Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Comedian), Malin Akermam (Silk Spectre), Stephen McHattie, Carla Gugino (Sally Jupiter), Matt Frewer (Moloch)
Written by: Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (graphic novel), David Hayter & Alex Tse (script)
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Warner Bros.
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