Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson
In the alternate 1985, Nixon starts his third term as President while the world is on the brink of nuclear war. Superheroes have been outlawed, but now someone has murdered one of the original Watchmen. This adaptation looks as though it left nothing out of the much revered comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Zach Snyder has created a 160-minute jumble of ideas in which nauseating violence, unintentional humour and complete bafflement alternate with one another. And what is the relevance of the whole story in 2009 anyway? Extra half a star for the title sequence.