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Kennedy, which, in the Watchmen film universe, was carried out by The Comedian. Manhattan on the moon — and that's just the opening credits! Let's just say the entire opening sequence is one huge Historical In-Joke and leave it at that. He takes the assassin's bullet meant for Veidt, instead of Veidt's assistant. The Comedian replaced Elvis Presley in his picture with Nixon. Averted, where Rorschach uses the valid logic associated with this trope: Adrian 's a pacifist.
He's a vegetarian, for Christ's sake. He's never killed anyone in his life.
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Like in the original comic book, Rorschach was sent to Sing Sing before even being tried for his crimes, while in reality he would be held at Riker's Island until trial. He also would likely be kept isolated from other inmates as a notorious vigilante crime fighter, which is not only for his protection but to avoid an incident like in the cafeteria. Laurie's costume is tighter and much more revealing than it was in the book.
The pudgy, homely Dan Dreiberg is played by a good-looking actor. And the sex scene in the owlship is much more explicit than anything Dave Gibbons ever drew. How We Got Here: The opening sequence showcases just how different their world is from ours as well as the Minutemen's ever-changing lineup. I Call Him "Mr. Dreiberg's is "The Owl". Because it caused the entire world to unite against Doctor Manhattan and back off from global nuclear war, saving billions of lives.
To be fair, he's probably not wrong. Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: The man trying to kill Veidt is a horrible shot. Veidt could've probably stood completely still and been perfectly safe, considering his first two shots aren't even close to hitting him while he's standing still. And much earlier, Rorschach proves he IS completely safe standing still, conveniently framed in a busted window, as a police officer fires at him.
Although we see the officer looking startled by Rorschach's abrupt off-screen disappearance from the window, moments before is a shot of the vigilante looking calmly over his shoulder as his face is lit up by the flash, as though mocking the cop's poor aim. And later, Rorschach evades automatic gunfire from a SWAT team in the close quarters of a janky stairwell.
Unlike Veidt, Rorschach is not faster than a bullet; but apparently he IS faster than a trained gunman. Not only did he know it was coming, the guy probably had explicit instructions to NOT shoot him. The Comedian's visit to Moloch is full of it, complete with snot and dribble. In Spite of a Nail: A very minor blink-and-you'll-miss-it example. In spite of the Alternate Historythe Mad Max films still get made in this continuity. While the film makes Ozymandias as Ambiguously Gay as possible, the real proof comes from a desktop icon labeled "Boys" on his computer.
Veidt, more so than in the book because he confesses at "[he's] often felt stupid at being unable to relate to anyone. Rorschach asks his shrink as he puts on his mask "What do you see? The deleted scene of his death also showed a montage of him beating up criminals.
One very rare aversion with Nena's song "99 Luftballons" which is a cheerful song about nuclear holocaust.
For once, it fits. It Always Rains at Funerals: It rains during the comedian's funeral. It Will Never Catch On: Upon being told about Ronald Reagan becoming a presidential candidate, a newspaper editor dismissed this, asking who'd want a cowboy for president?
I Was Quite a Looker: The first Silk Spectre's problem. Jerk Ass Has A Point: Veidt's reaction to The Comedian's "smartest man on the cinder" speech. Sally Jupiter's retirement party in the opening credits is framed so everyone is placed like the Apostles in The Last Supper. Leaning on the Fourth Wall Ozymandias: I'm not a comic book villain. Dr Manhattan doing something akin to a Power Walk when he finally goes after Ozymandias.
Light Is Not Good: Silhouette from the Minutemen, as seen in the title sequence. Listing The Forms Of Degenerates: Rorschach does this early on The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'Save us! Luke, I Am Your Father: What happens when Dr.
Manhattan uses his explosive powers against gangsters, Viet Cong, and Rorschach. Moreso than in the graphic novel. The main characters are all a bit more "super" than in the book. Male Might, Female Finesse: When Nite Owl and Silk Spectre team up. The former is a heavy-hitting melee bruiser, while the latter employs Waif-Fu.
During the Prison Riota random inmate is seen on fire, running around and screaming. A bit obvious when you're dealing with costumed heroes, but "The Comedian" is bitterly ironic. Nowadays, a saintly-seeming character in a work otherwise full of grim antiheroes sticks out really obviously as the villain, so, film! Veidt became a glacial, aloof, rather sneering figure to actually detract the likelihood of his being the culprit from a newcomer's POV- only for it to still be him.
But then it's twisted again in the end by how much less at peace he seems than his comic-book counterpart Most of the backstory the history of the first-generation costumed heroes, and the effects they had on politics and culture is revealed in a series of Bullet Time or slow motion shots played over the opening credits. It is one of the best treatments of How We Got Here seen in a long time.
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They personally surrendered to him when they gave up. The supplemental movie material shows Rorschach's mask becomes completely blank, followed by a question mark. This is presumably a reference to his being an Expy of the Charlton comics character The Question.
Moore had originally wanted to use the actual Charlton characters, which had been acquired by DC a couple years previously, but the company didn't let him, hence, the Expys.
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Manhattan after The Comedian kills the pregnant Vietnamese girl. Ozymandias presents himself far more as this in the film than in the graphic novel, down to standing there and letting Dan beat him up. It was only Executive Meddling that saved him- in earlier drafts, he made Dan promise to protect his utopia and then let Dan kill him.
Never a Self-Made Woman: Laurie Never Trust a Trailer: The trailer for the film made it look like a relatively typical superhero movie.
Hence the number of parents who mistook it for kid-friendly material. And then, unlike in the graphic novel, a guilt-ridden Ozymandias allows Nite Owl to return the favor after Rorschach's death, with a resigned, blank expression.
Even though the Crimebusters have their name changed to prevent confusion, "The Watchmen" are still not the protagonists of the film. They were a proposed superhero team that never actually formed. Practically all of the characters are solo vigilantes. Lampshaded by Silk Spectre I. I'm 67 years old; every day, the future looks a little bit darker.
Not Enough to Bury: The disintegration of Jon Osterman leaves no traces behind so all they can do is hold a token funeral. The giant squid does not appear.
Along with going by the comic book and adding just about every song that's quoted in Watchmen, the other music from the soundtrack is also well-known though not exactly from the mids which are the setting.
Not Even Bothering with the Accent: As in the graphic novel, Rorschach is visibly choking up during his death scene. When he's interrogated, Rorschach describes an occasion where he threw two objects through windows, yet is able to get inside the house and stand next to the man he threw it at in about two seconds. Rorschach being Rorschach, he's something of an Unreliable Narrator.
In his lair Ozymandias is shown viewing a wall filled floor to ceiling with television screens, each showing a different image, in order to demonstrate his ability to pay attention to each one simultaneously. The movie plays up the friendship between Rorschach and Nite Owl more than the comic did.
Indeed, after Rorschach leaves to tell the world that Veidt is responsible for the nukes that went off around the world, Nite Owl follows him to try to calm him down and thus witnesses Rorschach's death by Dr.
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Manhattan which Nite Owl reacts rather badly to. Comic Nite Owl does none of this, staying inside with Silk Spectre. The film opens with the Comedian watching one, creating a huge contrast between its perfection and the rest of the Crapsack World. Justified by director Zack Snyder: I thought Nixon was important to the movie. He's not in the movie a lot, but [his presence] says a lot, [especially about] what a villain is. In the graphic novel, he's written with a lot of ambiguity of whether he's a bad guy or not.
This way, it's up to you how you decide to feel about it.
In fact, pretty much most everyone were this, justified by having the characters in flashbacks between their mids or 40s, with the exception of Rorschach actor only a year older and Dr. The original comic passed through generations of filmmakers, including the likes of Terry Gilliamtrying to make it into a comprehensible movie. It became famous for being impossible to adapt to the screen. Among the reasons listed is the constantly switching narrative the first chapter is mostly the perspective of the police investigating Comedian's death, never seen againthe page layout being too intricately crafted to replicate in a film the chapter "Fearful Symmetry" mirrors itself in color and layout and the non-linear order Dr.
Manhattan alone sees time as omni-present, leading to his chapter being about him experiencing all major events of his life at once. He became a member of the Minutemena "masked adventurer" league in mid Mason was an "old school" crimefighter, a real " Boy Scout " in the eyes of Captain Metropolis.
He retired in May, to open an auto business and write his memoir of his crime-fighting exploits, Under the Hood. Soon after Hollis retired, Daniel Dreiberg sought him out and asked if he could use the name and persona of Nite Owl to fight crime. Mason acceded and Dreiberg became the second Nite Owl. Under the influence of the drug KT, the Knot-tops believed Mason to be the same Nite Owl who participated in the prison break and decided to attack him.
Mason mistook their pounding on his door for trick or treaters and opened the door to their attack. Mason put up a good fight, but the gang leader killed Mason by hitting him with the very statue of himself that was given to him by the city as an acknowledgment and reward for his service as a costumed adventurer.
Dreiberg learned about Hollis's murder and vowed revenge on the gang. As Nite Owl, he beat up one of the Knot-Tops and threatened to kill him and the whole gang before Rorschach drew him away to continue the more important mission they were on. The entire gang eventually died at the hands of Ozymandias' monster. After being forced to change their identities to avoid government persecution Dan and Laurie changed their names to Sam and Sandra with the married surname "Hollis" in tribute to Hollis Mason.
Daniel Dreiberg[ edit ] Born on September 18,Daniel Dreiberg, a Batman -like figure, relied on both technical wizardry and tools as well as his skills as a fighter, which set him apart from his fellow costumed adventurers. All of his gadgets and costumes are based on an owl theme. He uses an owl-shaped flying vehicle nicknamed the "Owlship" or "Archie" short for Archimedesafter Merlin 's pet owl in T. White's novel The Once and Future Kingequipped with a variety of offensive and defensive devices, such as flamethrowers and "screechers"—devices capable of producing a sharp screech-like sound.
Dreiberg as Nite Owl met fellow costumed adventurer Rorschachwho suggested they partner to take on organized crime. The two became, not only a team, but also best friends.
He supported the idea of costumed vigilantes forming a group to fight crime strategically, but Rorschach and the Comedian rejected the idea. Having already come to understand that his expensive activities were too limited in scope to make any real difference, Dreiberg retired after the passing of the Keene Act on August 3, In when the story takes place he seemed to regret his decision to give up crime fighting, having no sense of personal fulfillment without it.
Rorschach said regarding his retirement, "No staying power". Following the Keene Act, Dreiberg contributed scholarly articles to ornithological journals. His owl-ship represents advancements in propulsion, nautical engineering, and aerodynamics that would have exceeded the level of technological innovation known at that time, suggesting that Dreiberg was a genius.
As a costumed adventurer he would also have had access to fellow hero Doctor Manhattan 's futuristically advanced level of nuclear technology. He returned to vigilantism along with her following the murder of the Comedian. Their first foray was the successful rescue of the occupants of a burning building.