Watchmen — Showmax

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s groundbreaking 1980s’ graphic novel gets a much-anticipated reinterpretation thanks to Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof. While some of the characters from the book make appearances the action here is set after the events of the original in a world where masked vigilantes are illegal, squids fall out of the sky and white supremacism is the biggest threat facing the US in the age of President Robert Redford. Starring Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr, Jeremy Irons and Tim Black Nelson, it’s a clever and intelligent tribute to the apocalyptic vision of its source material that offers a refocus for the uncertainties and fears facing us in a way that even the prescience of its original authors didn’t see coming...

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