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Watchmen is a 2009 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and an adaptation of the comic book of the same name.

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Are there scenes in the original theatrical version of Watchmen that are omitted in the ultimate version?

I finally caught up with the Ultimate cut of Watchmen. It is bladder-stressingly long (original theatrical cut: 162 mins; directors cut: 186; ultimate cut 215). Obviously, there is a lot of extra ...
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Does 'Watchmen (2009)' have more versions than any other movie? [closed]

Warner released a 186-minute director's cut of the film, expanded from the 162-minute theatrical cut, on all formats on July 21, 2009. This was followed by the November 10, 2009, home video release of ...
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Is the "Watchmen" TV series a continuation of the movie or the comics?

In the Watchmen TV Series it shows a bunch of people weathering Rorschach-like masks called the Seventh Kavalry who were inspired by Rorschach's writings about Adrian Veidt's (Ozymandias) conspiracy. ...
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What are these medicines in the Comedian last fight shot?

What are these medicines in the Comedian last fight shot at the beginning of Watchmen movie? Do they have any connection to the Manhattan's cancer which many movie characters have (e.g. Moloch, Janey ...
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Gerard Butler in the Watchmen?

I was watching Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut this evening. I'd seen the original back in the theater when it came out. During the opening credits I happened to see Gerard Butler's name come across the ...
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Was Rorschach suicidal?

In the end of Watchmen, Rorschach begs Dr. Manhatten to kill him. After watching the scene with the doctor in the prison, I am wonding if that little girl being murdered so heinously made him ...
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Is Rorschach bulletproof?

In the movie Watchmen (2009) in the first Rorschach scene, he stumbles upon two policemen. One policeman shoots from a very short distance at him. We can see that ...
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Is the scene with the girl putting a flower in a soldier's rifle's muzzle a reference to a specific event?

In the opening of the movie Watchmen, when Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" is playing, there is a scene where a harmless teenage girl steps forward and tries to put a flower in a soldier's ...
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Significance of Rorschach's journal at the end of The Watchmen

After the world was saved and temporary peace occurred, what is implied when Rorschach's journal (he left it before he's going to deal with Adrian Veidt) is found?
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Why did Dr. Manhattan choose the hydrogen atom for the symbol on his forehead?

In the alternate versions of Watchmen, when Dr. Manhattan's is forced to choose a symbol, he made one on his forehead representing a hydrogen atom. Why did he choose this symbol? How does it relate ...
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What relevance does the comic reading subplot in the Ultimate Cut have?

What was with the subplot of comics "Tales of the Black Freighter" in the film Watchmen and how is it relevant to the story? Note: Tales of the Black Freighter is a part of Ultimate cut of ...
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What exactly is this crystal thing on Mars in Watchmen (2009)?

There is a scene in Watchmen (2009) on Mars with Dr. Manhattan. Every time I watch the movie I'm wondering what exactly is this crystal/diamond thing we can see on Mars.
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What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?

The comic book Watchmen is universally regarded as one of the best examples of its medium. But even more than that, a large part of its point seems to have been to play with the medium of comics ...
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Why is Alan Moore's name not shown on the Watchmen credits?

I was recently re-watching the Watchmen movie, when on the opening credits I noticed that Alan Moore was not credited, but only Dave Gibbons, who was the artist. Why isn't Alan Moore's name (the ...
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Why was Dr. Manhattan naked?

He was disintegrated and then reformed, I get that but at what point did he decide not to bother with wearing clothes? I would imagine that if he walked into someone's office after regenerating the ...
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Why does Rorschach speak with such a growly voice?

In Watchmen the character of Rorschach always speaks with a very growly voice, no matter if acting as Rorschach or simply as Walter Kovacs (well, the latter was probably completely absorbed into the ...
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What is the meaning of Rorschach's mask and name?

In Watchmen, Rorschach wears a mask that shows continuously changing symmetrical patterns of black "ink" on white cloth, resembling those of, well, a Rorschach test. In fact, in some scenes he is very ...
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