Watchmen

Synopsis: In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life. When one of his former comrades is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world's future.
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  11 wins & 22 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
56
Rotten Tomatoes:
64%
R
Year:
2009
162 min
$107,453,620
Website
2,074 Views


BLAKE (CONT'D)

I always thought I knew the punchline.

But I guess the joke's on me now.

He laughs. The INTRUDER seems to regard Blake a moment--

--then, with incredible strength, he LIFTS BLAKE OVER HIS

HEAD AND THROWS BLAKE THROUGH THE WINDOW. Blake never makes a

sound as he plummets to the sidewalk.

3.

EXT. STREET - EVENING

CLOSE ON:
Blake's dead body. His eyes are wide open, not in

fear, but in resignation. As BLOOD starts to POOL behind his

head, we move to the happy face pin Blake wore, now on the

sidewalk by his neck. We slowly ZOOM IN on the pin as blood

DRIPS on it

. when the pin is WASHED AWAY.

EXT. STREET - LATER (TIME CUT)

A SHOPKEEPER has his HOSE out, spraying off the blood from

the sidewalk. Blake's body is gone, a CHALK OUTLINE in its

place. A COP comes running up to the Shopkeeper.

COP 1

Hey! This is still a goddamn crime scene!

SHOPKEEPER:

It's been over four hours, I got a

business to run--

As they argue, we're back following the happy face pin, as

the water carries it to a DRAIN--

--when someone picks the pin up. We're in this person's POV

as he studies the pin for a moment before pocketing it.

We never see his face. We move from his POV--

--to across the street, arriving at a NEWS STAND. People at

the news stand stare at. the crime scene. At the cop still

arguing with the shopkeeper, the patrol cars, the yellow

tape. At the MEDICAL EXAMINER zipping up Blake's BODY BAG.

Other people at the news stand ignore the scene and peruse

the magazines and periodicals, most of which have

inflammatory headlines regarding the tense atmosphere

currently in the world--a Newsweek headline reads "War?", The

New York Times:
"China Moves Battleships near Taiwanese

Waters," The New York Post, over a PHOTO of the President

with Dr. Manhattan: "What Me Worry?"

The NEWS VENDOR notices a MAN frowning at the papers.

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David Hayter

David Hayter (born February 6, 1969) is a Canadian-American voice and screen actor and screenwriter. He is well known as the English voice actor for Solid Snake and Naked Snake throughout many titles in the Metal Gear video game series. His works as a screenwriter include X-Men, X2 and Watchmen. more…

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