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Watchmen is a american film of genre Drama directed by Zack Snyder released in USA on 6 march 2009 with Malin Åkerman

Watchmen (2009)

Watchmen
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Released in USA 6 march 2009
Length 2h43
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Science fiction,    Thriller,    Biography,    Fantasy,    Action,    Adventure
Rating75% 3.7982953.7982953.7982953.7982953.798295

Watchmen is a 2009 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the 1986–87 DC Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It stars an ensemble cast of Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, and Patrick Wilson. The film is set in an alternate history in the year 1985 at the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, as a group of mostly retired American superheroes investigates an apparent conspiracy against them and uncovers something even more grandiose and sinister, while their moral limitations are challenged by the complex nature of the circumstances.

When the comic series' final issue was released around October 1987, a live-action film adaptation became stranded in development hell. Producer Lawrence Gordon began developing the project at 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. (parent company of Watchmen publisher DC Comics) with producer Joel Silver and director Terry Gilliam, the latter eventually deeming the complex comic "un-filmable." During the 2000s, Gordon and Lloyd Levin collaborated with Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures to produce a script by David Hayter; Darren Aronofsky and Paul Greengrass were also attached to the project before it was canceled over budget disputes. The project returned to Warner Bros., where Snyder was hired to direct – Paramount remained as international distributor. Fox sued Warner Bros. for copyright violation arising from Gordon's failure to pay a buy-out in 1991, which enabled him to develop the film at the other studios. Fox and Warner Bros. settled this before the film's release with Fox receiving a portion of the gross. Principal photography began in Vancouver, September 2007. As with his previous film 300, Snyder closely modeled his storyboards on the comic, but chose not to shoot all of Watchmen using green screens and opted for real sets instead.

Following its world premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on February 23, 2009, the film was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters on March 6, 2009, grossing $55 million on the opening weekend, and grossed over $185 million at the worldwide box office.

A DVD based on elements of the Watchmen universe was released, including an animated adaptation of the comic Tales of the Black Freighter within the story, starring Gerard Butler, and the fictional biography Under the Hood, detailing the older generation of superheroes from the film's back-story. A director's cut with 24 minutes of additional footage was released in July 2009. The "Ultimate Cut" edition incorporated the Tales of the Black Freighter content into the narrative as it was in the original graphic novel, lengthening the runtime to 215 minutes, and was released on November 3, 2009.

Synopsis

The "Minutemen", a team of costumed crime fighters, was formed in 1939 in response to a rise in costumed gangs and criminals; the "Watchmen" was similarly formed decades later. Their existence has dramatically affected world events: in particular, Doctor Manhattan's superpowers help the United States win the Vietnam War, resulting in President Richard Nixon being reelected. Doctor Manhattan gives the West a strategic advantage over the Soviet Union, which by the 1980s threatens to escalate the Cold War into a nuclear war. During that time, growing anti-vigilante sentiment in the country leads to masked crime-fighters being outlawed. While many of the heroes retire, Doctor Manhattan and the Comedian operate as government-sanctioned agents, and Rorschach continues to operate outside the law.

Actors

Malin Åkerman

(Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II)
Billy Crudup

(Jon Osterman / Dr. Manhattan)
Matthew Goode

(Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias: A retired superhero who has since made his identity public. At first Snyder wanted Jude Law (a big fan of the character) for the part, but said that Goode was "big and tall and lean," which aided in bringing "this beautiful agel)
Carla Gugino

(Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre)
Jackie Earle Haley

(Walter Kovacs / Rorschach)
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DC Comics films

Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) Spy Smasher (1942) Batman (1943) Hop Harrigan: America's Ace of the Airways (1946) The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West (1947) Superman (1948) Congo Bill (1948) Batman and Robin (1949) Atom Man vs Superman (1950) Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) Blackhawk (1952) Stamp Day for Superman (1954) Batman (1966) Superman (1978) Superman II (1980) Swamp Thing (1982) Superman III (1983) Supergirl (1984) Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Batman (1989) The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) Batman Returns (1992) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) The Shadow (1994) Batman Forever (1995) Steel (1997) Batman & Robin (1997) Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) Road to Perdition (2002) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) American Splendor (2003) Catwoman (2004) Batman Begins (2005) The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) Constantine (2005) A History of Violence (2005) Superman Returns (2006) Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) V for Vendetta (2006) Stardust (2007) The Dark Knight (2008) Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) The Spirit (2008) Watchmen (2009) Wonder Woman (2009) The Losers (2010) Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) RED (2010) Jonah Hex (2010) Batman: Year One (2011) Green Lantern (2011) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) The Dark Knight Rises (2012) RED 2 (2013) Man of Steel (2013) Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) Son of Batman (2014) Batman vs. Robin (2015) Batman: Bad Blood (2016) Suicide Squad (2016) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) Wonder Woman (2017) Justice League (2017) Aquaman (2018) Shazam! (2019)

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