I won't get too much in to it, I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read the book, here's what I'll say.
For those super geeks who have read the book, the ending of the movie makes sense...actually, a bit more sense than the book did. I liked it.
Also, super geeks, temper your passion to take your "non-comic book" friends to this movie with the hopes of showing them the greatest comic ever on screen. I fear that passionate fans will want to try to sway their friends over by the story, but unfortunately I don't think the movie will do that for someone who has no knowledge of the source material.
This movie isn't as good as Dark Knight when making the claim that comic book movies can be "adult." There is some heavy subject matter in this one and it is much more violent (it is a hard R) but that doesn't necessarily make the case better than Dark Knight did.
Certain scenes in the movie are FANTASTIC and perfectly captured. In particular everything with "Big Figure" is AWESOME and everything I could have hoped for. But a lot of the filler between these perfect scenes tend to fall flat.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the movie a lot, but I want to try to calm some fanboys that are ready to name their firstborn Ozy due to this film. Go see it at a midnight screening with a bunch of other Watchmen fans. Whether or not you love or hate the movie, the dialogue you will have afterwards with the lobby-folk will be well worth it.
I weep for your country sometimesI had the misfortune of seeing this Live, in HD, on the day of the race while flipping through channels. The animated short is worse, and you should thank me for sparing you.