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Superhero cred: The fact it's bast on one of the best selling graphic novels of all-time and was co-created by comic book industry legend Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons is pretty much all you need.
Why you might like it: Zack Snyder's adaptation is as faithful to its source material as Snyder could make it. That means you have a very sophisticated and complex story about a world forever changed with the advent of costumed vigilantes during World War II and the first "superman" (Dr. Manhattan) in 1959. Ever wondered what it would have been like if Nixon won Vietnam and Watergate never happened? If superheroes escalated the Cold War to catastrophic levels of fear? Forget the capes, watching the watchmen is worth Moore's incredibly thought out and fascinating alternate history alone.
- Gregory Ellwood