I saw Watchmen twice this past weekend and liked the movie better than the book.
- the ending tied into the characters more coherently: Having the explosions in multiple cities look like the work of Dr. Manhattan used the concept of him as a god-like character rather than the book’s alien squid, which came of left field.
- It didn’t include the Black Freighter, which was a big chunk of sideline material that was world building, but just went on and on.
- visually the movie was incredible, whereas the art in the book never did much for me.
Okay, so now for where the movie didn’t work as well:
- it was a little too much in love with its fight scenes. For someone who’s supposed to be out of shape, Niteowl kicks a whole lot of ass. So does Silk Spectre. I didn’t really buy it.