Watchmen is an American superhero film released in 2009, based on the 1986 comic book limited series Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Set in an alternate 1985, the film follows a group of former vigilantes as tensions heighten between the United States and the Soviet Union while an investigation of an apparent conspiracy against them uncovers something even more grandiose and sinister.

Director(s): Zack Snyder
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  11 wins & 22 nominations.
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Who Watches the Watchmen?
Justice is coming to all of us. No matter what we do.
It's the end of the superhero as we know it.
This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face.
I am used to going out at 3am and doing something stupid.
The existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon.

The Comedian:
This is all bullshit.

You know, for a guy who calls himself "The Comedian", I can never tell when you're joking.

The Comedian:
"Watchmen". That's the real joke. It didn't work fifteen years ago, it sure as hell ain't gonna work now just 'cause you wanna keep playing Cowboys and Indians.

Nite Owl II:
Maybe we should agree on "no drinking at meetings"? [Comedian snorts] Look, Rorschach and I have made real headway on the gang problem by working together.

With a group this size, it seems like a publicity stunt. [pointedly] Not in it for the ink.

We can do so much more. We can save this world. [the Comedian scoffs. Ozymandias looks at him pointedly] With the right leadership.

The Comedian:
And that'd be you, right Ozzy? I mean, hell, you're the smartest man on the planet.

It doesn't take a genius to see the world has problems.

The Comedian:
Yeah, but it takes a room full of morons to think they're small enough for you to handle. You people, you hear Moloch's back in town, you get your panties all in a bunch... You think catching him matters?

[steps forward, angrily] Justice matters! [Nite Owl stops him]

The Comedian:
[laughs] Justice? Justice is coming for all of us, No matter what the f*** we do. You know, mankind's been trying to kill each other off since the beginning of time; now, we finally have the power to finish the job. Ain't nothing gonna matter once those nukes start flying; we'll all be dust. [sets light to a display of the United States] And Ozymandias here will be the smartest man on the cinder. [walks away, laughing]

[Rorschach enters Doctor Manhattan's lab]

Doctor Manhattan:
[continuing his work unfazed] Good evening, Rorschach.

Doctor Manhattan. You know why I'm here.

Doctor Manhattan:
Yes... [powers up device] but you're going to leave disappointed.

Rorschach! [enters room] You shouldn't be here, you're a wanted man.

Nice to see you too, Silk Spectre.

I have a real name I've been using a couple years now. Try it.

Whatever you say... Laurie.

What are you doing here?

Doctor Manhattan:
The Comedian is dead. Rorschach wants me to look into my future; see if the killer is ever publicly identified.

Already warned Dreiberg. Came to warn you too.

Doctor Manhattan:
Even if I wanted to help, my future is blocked by some kind of temporal interference. I cannot see it clearly.

Interference? Caused by what?

Doctor Manhattan:
In all likelihood... nuclear holocaust. If the United States and Soviet Union engage in all-out war, the resulting blast wave would produce a sudden burst of tachyons, particles which travel backwards through what you perceive as time, therefore obscuring my vision of the present. I must return to my work. [turns away]

Wait a minute. What if that's why someone wants us out of the way? So we can't do anything to stop it?

Doctor Manhattan:
Goodbye, Rorschach.

Took a lot of effort to get in here to see you. I'm not leaving... [Doctor Manhattan transports him back outside] ...till I've had my say. Hurm.

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