In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.
Watchmen is a comic book movie released in March of 2009. The film was directed by Zack Snyder and stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffery Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson. The DVD was available July, 2009.
The film is rated R for strong violence, sexuality, nudity, and crude language. This movie is a very intense adaptation of a graphic novel. Because the movie is based on superheroes parents may mistakenly believe this movie is appropriate for children but this is not an accurate perception. It’s R rating denotes that this film is not suitable for children under seventeen and even with parents present it’s not recommended to be viewed by younger audiences.
There are three DVD releases of the film, all rated R: the original release, the directors cut, and Ultimate Watchmen featuring additional pieces related to the film. The movie has also been released in Blu-ray.