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Best Novel Movies

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen (R, 2009)

    Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, 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
    • chasemorris326
      chasemorris326: Just read the graphic novel. It's much better. The graphic novel is a metaphor for America in the 80's, and the choices th
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      fb100000568330954: "Watchmen'' is based on the DC graphic novel. It stays true to the novel not only by the way it is written, but how it is filmed. It is vis
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
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      fb100000619145038: The novel WATCHMEN blew me away. Every panel seemed to hold a different tale and emotion. It was truly n
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
  • V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta (R, 2006)

    Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt
    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
    • comicsawe
      comicsawe: What happens when the greatest graphic novel writer ever teams up with the Wachowski's and fresh directing? This masterpiece that makes you
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
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      fb100000546522598: 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 17 months days ago
    • uprockingdudejp
      uprockingdudejp: 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 17 months days ago