Watchmen may be the most famous graphic novel of all time. It was a single issue comic series back in the mid eighties and has since been published in a collected form. It was immediately snapped up for the movies and they’ve been trying to make a movie for years now.
It’s the story of a group of superheroes coming out of retirement to investigate the murder of one of their own and possibly head off a nuclear war.
The movie has arrived.
Was it worth the wait? At one time it was deemed unfilmable, but I guess CGI technology has caught up, making it possible. We’ll see.
I haven’t seen The Spirit, but from what I’ve read and heard, it’s disappointing. I hope Watchmen fares better.
Here’s one trailer for it: