I watched the Watchmen (hah) on Saturday and I walked away impressed.
The graphic novel was one that I had enjoyed years ago but never believed could be made into a movie. I thought at best that it could be a trainwreck. I was doubly nervous when I heard that the director Zack Synder was the same one who had directed 300, which I thought was a pretty awful movie.
I was wrong.
The movie certainly has it's flaws and at 3 hours it's a LONG movie but it gets some things totally right.
One of the best lines from a movie comes when one of the vigilante heroes is arrested and put in prison:
The opening credits are also brilliant: