Short Ends and Leader's 'Watchmen' Compendium

by Bill Gibron

6 March 2009


It’s finally here - after months of hype and numerous pre-release publicity pushes, Watchmen arrives in theater today. For those looking to go beyond the basic review, SE&L has put together this compendium - a collection of articles, features, and commentaries we have created in anticipation of this watershed work. Below, you will find links to everything from our final assessment on the film itself to a look back at Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original graphic novel. In between are takes on director Zack Snyder, a discussion of the changes made between book and movie, and an argument in favor of Jackie Earle Haley as a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee in 2010. So in between trips to the Cineplex, stop by and catch up on all the Watchmen minutia you never thought you needed to know. Come Monday, we will discuss the box office import of the weekend’s returns, and look at the soundtrack elements (songs and score) for the movie itself.

Our REVIEW of the FILM


Our LOOK at Director Zack Snyder

Our DISCUSSION of the Changes Made in the Watchmen Finale

Our DISSECTION over the Casting of the Movie

Our ARGUMENT for Jackie Earle Haley as Watchmen’s MVP

Our OVERVIEW on the Potential Audience for the Film

Our ANALYSIS of the film’s box office performance and its impact

Our REVIEW of the Soundtracks

Our REVIEW of the DVD release of ‘Tales from the Black Freighter’ and ‘Under the Hood’

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