Synopsis: In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Reaction: The additional and extended scenes add depth to the movie, but it's still not for everyone. Watch at your own discretion.
As Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias) is speaking with the 'captains of industry' and they move into the lobby area, a Muzak / elevator music version of Tears for Fears "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" can be heard playing.
Tim BurtonTim Burton was at one point interested in directing the film with Johnny DeppJohnny Depp as The Comedian. But he began work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland, and passed on the offer.
The scene at the beginning, where a girl puts a flower on the barrel of a soldiers rifle, is a reference to a famous photograph by Elliott Erwitt called "Peacemarch".
During the meeting of the Watchmen in which the Comedian burns the map of the USA, the zippo lighter he uses is engraved with an image of Sally Jupiter.
In the Comedian's death scene you can see a old photo of Silk Spectre 1 on the wall.
Of all the Watchmen, Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan are the only two that never curse.
All of the U.S. flags in the film have 51 stars, because in the film's alternate history, Vietnam became the 51st state after America won the Vietnam War.
The shooting of President John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy in the movie is framed exactly like the famous "Zapruder film", the only film showing the actual assassination. In the foreground, just as Kennedy is hit, you see Abraham Zapruder with his camera.
WILHELM SCREAM: During the prison riot, 2 inmates are holding another inmate by his legs and then drop over the handrail.
Director Cameo with Zack SnyderZack Snyder: In the extended cut, as a U.S. soldier during the Vietnam Battle. He is on the chopper with the Comedian.