Watchmen was one of the world’s first fiction books to appear to readers
that posited the idea of unifying humanity
under a faked external threat to the planet that we are all standing / sitting / lying down on
Set in a 1980’s alternate reality
– the book was free to make harsh commentary on American contemporary history
and can be read / viewed here :
After decades in Production Hell
it was finally realized on the big screen relatively faithfully by Zack Snyder
Director of ‘300’ and the recent Superman redux ‘Man of Steel’
Albeit with an altered ending.
Author Alan Moore asked that his name be taken off the credits.
A few versions of the film exist and they’re all well worth watching.