Jackie Earle Haley
300's Zack Snyder brings Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' critically acclaimed comic book Watchmen to th... read moree big screen, courtesy of DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures. Set in an alternate universe circa 1985, the film's world is a highly unstable one where a nuclear war is imminent between America and Russia. Superheroes have long been made to hang up their tights thanks to the government-sponsored Keene Act, but that all changes with the death of The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a robust ex-hero commando whose mysterious free fall out a window perks the interest of one of the country's last remaining vigilantes, Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley). His investigation leads him to caution many of his other former costumed colleagues, including Dr. Manhattan, Night Owl (Patrick Wilson), Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Sally Jupiter (Carla Gugino), and her daughter, The Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman). Heralded for bringing the world of superheroes into the literary world, Watchmen gave the super-powered mythos a real-life grounding that had been missing in mainstream comics to that point. The film adaptation had languished in one form of development hell or another for years after the book's release, with various directors on and off the project, including Terry Gilliam, David Hayter, and Darren Aronofsky, as well as Paul Greengrass, whose eventual dismissal stemmed from budget conflicts with the studio. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
. I really like the graphic novel much better than I like the movie.
Reviewed 5 months days ago
The graphic novel that couldn't be made into a movie, welp Zack Snyder did a damn good job. I'd say it holds abo
Reviewed 10 months days ago
This is probably about as good as you can make this graphic novel. There's too many layers within the story to be able to be made into a successful rendition. T
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Brita... read morein in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
Done a lot differently from the graphic novel but then again, putting everything from the graphic novel into a movie would require a much lo
Reviewed 8 months days ago
A great film based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore. V for vendetta is a compelling anarchistic film taking down a corrupt Britain.
Reviewed 8 months days ago
I've not read the graphic novel on which this was based, but thought it was a decent futuristic movie about dystopia but doesn