Spoiler Discussion of HBO's Watchmen Premiere


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On the October 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled conversation about the pilot episode of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen.

Opening Banter:

In The Spoiler Room:

  • Our relationships to Watchmen prior to this episode
  • Worldbuilding - American Hero Story, Dr. Manhattan on Mars, Redford as President, squid rain (are the baby squids part of a government conspiracy?), watch imagery, other easter eggs (Under the Hood)
  • Overall thoughts
  • Tulsa Race Massacre, real life Bass Reeves
  • Cop shooting sequence (need permission to unlock the weapon)
  • Regina King as Angela Abar/Sister Night
  • Don Johnson as Chief Judd Crawford (why doesn’t he wear a mask?)
  • Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt (servant relationships)
  • Interrogation in “the pod”
  • Shootout at the cattle ranch (those cows!), plane crash
  • Judd captured and lynched on his way to visit the injured officer in the hospital
  • Reveal at the end with the boy from the beginning as the murderer (?)

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