plot to the movie "watchmen"?
i dont really understand the story of "watchmen", the guy dies at the beginning, something about russia, i just dont get it
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
In October 1985, New York City police are investigating the murder of Edward Blake. With the police having no leads, costumed vigilante Rorschach decides to probe further. Discovering Blake to be the face behind The Comedian, a costumed hero employed by the United States government, Rorschach believes he has discovered a plot to terminate costumed adventurers and sets about warning four of his retired comrades: Dan Dreiberg (formerly the second Nite Owl), the superpowered and emotionally detached Doctor Manhattan and his lover Laurie Juspeczyk (the second Silk Spectre), and Adrian Veidt (once the hero Ozymandias, and now a successful businessman).
After Blake's funeral, Doctor Manhattan is accused on national television of being the cause of cancer in friends and former colleagues. When the U.S. government takes the accusations seriously, Manhattan exiles himself to Mars. In doing so, he throws humanity into political turmoil, with the Soviet Union invading Afghanistan to capitalize on the perceived American weakness. Rorschach's paranoid beliefs appear vindicated when Adrian Veidt narrowly survives an assassination attempt, and Rorschach himself is framed for murdering Moloch, a former supervillain.
Neglected in her relationship, and no longer kept on retainer by the government, Juspeczyk stays with Dreiberg; they don their costumes and resume vigilante work as they grow closer together. With Dreiberg starting to believe some aspects of Rorschach's conspiracy theory, the pair take it upon themselves to break him out of prison. Doctor Manhattan, after looking back on his own personal history, places the fate of his involvement with human affairs in Juspeczyk's hands. He teleports her to Mars to make the case for emotional investment. During the course of the argument, Juspeczyk is forced to come to terms with the fact that Blake, who once attempted to sexually assault her mother, was in fact her biological father. This discovery, reflecting the complexity of human emotions, re-sparks Doctor Manhattan's interest in humanity.
On Earth, Nite Owl and Rorschach continue to uncover the conspiracy surrounding the death of The Comedian and the accusations that drove Doctor Manhattan into exile. They discover evidence that Adrian Veidt may be behind the plan. Rorschach writes his suspicions about Veidt in his journal, and mails it to the New Frontiersman, a small, right-wing newspaper in New York. The pair then confront Veidt at his Antarctic retreat. Veidt explains his underlying plan is to save humanity from impending Atomic war between the United States and Soviet Union by faking an alien invasion in New York City, which will annihilate half the city's population. He hopes this will unite the nations against a perceived common enemy. He also reveals that he had murdered The Comedian, arranged for Dr. Manhattan's past associates to be diagnosed with cancer, staged the attempt on his own life in order to place himself above suspicion, and eventually staged Moloch's death to frame Rorschach, all in an attempt to prevent his plan from being exposed. Finding his logic callous and abhorrent, Dreiberg and Rorschach attempt to stop him but discover that Veidt has already enacted his plan thirty five minutes ago.
When Doctor Manhattan and Juspeczyk arrive back on Earth, they are confronted by mass destruction and wide scale death in New York City. Doctor Manhattan notices his abilities are limited by tachyons emanating from the Antarctic, and the pair teleport there. They discover Veidt's involvement and confront him. Veidt shows everyone news broadcasts confirming the cessation of global hostilities and cooperation against a new threat; this leads almost all present to agree that concealing Veidt's truth from the public is in the best interests of the world to keep it united. Rorschach refuses to compromise and leaves, intent on revealing the truth. As he is making his way back, he is confronted by Manhattan. Rorschach tells him that Manhattan will have to kill him to stop him from exposing Veidt and his actions, and Manhattan responds by vaporizing him. Manhattan then wanders through the base and finds Veidt, who asks Manhattan if he did the right thing in the end. In response, Manhattan states that "Nothing ever ends" before leaving the Earth for a different galaxy. Dreiberg and Juspeczyk go into hiding under new identities and continue their romance. Back in New York, an editor complains about having to pull a two page column due to the new political climate. He asks his assistant to find some filler material from the crank file, and the series ends with the young man reaching towards a pile of discarded submissions, near the top of which is Rorschach's journal.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmen#Plot
- HermanLv 51 decade ago
In Watchmen there's a bunch of superheroes, the most important being Dr Manhattan, as he's the only one with any real superpowers. Because of this, the history of the world changes somewhat with the Cold War being the Russians with their nukes versus America and Dr Manhattan to protect them.
In the 1970s the public gets sick of superheroes and the government outlaws them, but retains Dr Manhattan and the Comedian, the guy who is killed at the beginning. This is because the Comedian discovered a plot by Ozymandias, a superhero turned businessman, to frame Dr Manhattan for an attack on humanity ensuring that America and Russia will seek peace in order to defend the Earth from him.
The movie is basically about a bunch of retired superheroes joining up to try discover this.
- JimmyLv 41 decade ago
The U.S. and Russia are in the Cold War. Tensions are high and it looks like WWIII or nuclear annihilation is right around the corner.
To prevent this and "save" humanity, Ozymandias has planned to trick the world into thinking Dr. Manhattan went rogue and killed millions of people across the globe. This would unite the world against a common enemy (Dr. Manhattan), putting an end to the Cold War tensions.
Ozymandias used Dr. Manhattan to develop the technology needed to carry out his plan and even purposely gave people cancer so that Dr. Manhattan would be blamed.
The Comedian uncovered Ozymandias's plot, so he was killed at the beginning. The other costumed heroes try to make sense of the murder and come to grips with things.
The movie takes place in an alternate reality where costumed crimefighters truly existed. No one had superpowers until Dr. Manhattan's accident. He changed the course of history, giving the U.S. an advantage in the Cold War and helping to win the conflict in Vietnam. Richard Nixon was so popular he was elected President something like five times.
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- 1 decade ago
i didnt read the graphic novel but i did see the movie.it was really confusing .like do these guys have super powers?and if not how did the guy break the brick wall in the first fight scene.it just didnt make senseSource(s): common sense
- ErikaLv 44 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
ur a MORON! if u dont get it