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Watchmen

A dystopian fantasy adventure based on an unusually faithful adaptation of the highly regarded graphic novel by Alan Moore (the genre's High Priest), directed by Zach Snyder.

It is 1985 and Richard Nixon (Robert Wisden) continues his tenure in the White House, massively popular with the electorate following his crushing defeat of the Viet Cong.

However, it seems that the American public have fallen out of love with their superheroes, one of whom, Dr Manhattan (Billy Crudup), was largely responsible for the winning the Vietnam War. Now, he and his fellow crime-fighters are regarded as reprehensible vigilantes and have been banned by law.

But, when one of their number - the vile, ironically named Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) - is murdered, the former heroes begin to re-emerge from the shadows to investigate. They discover a terrible plan is afoot, but who is behind it...?

Also starring Matthew Goode, Malin Akerman, Patrick Wilson and Jackie Earle Haley.

Watchmen synopsis

The landmark graphic novel that reinvented the way we see superheroes is meticulously adapted by 300 director Zack Snyder

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