It's far from a perfect film, and it does occasionally sacrifice some clarity or faith to the text in favor of effects and visual wonders.
"All you have to do is follow your nose. Even in big cities you can smell a foundry."
The film is well spun, and inventive—especially when it comes to depicting the after-life
The story is also about two people who fall in love and have to somehow, against all these odds, find a way back to each other—no matter what that entails.
The film sets out to show us that Josh can be just as great as Bobby Fischer.
He takes away what we need most.
The happiness they cherish is short lived.
The times have not changed much.
Ultimately <em>Watchmen</em> has plenty of good things, and plenty of bad things that could be said about it.