What's the Difference between Watchmen the Graphic Novel and Watchmen the Movie?

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Released: 1986
Author: Alan Moore

Watchmen

79%
Released: 2009
Director: Zack Snyder
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In the Graphic Novel In the Movie
Edward Blake/The Comedian
Edward Blake/The Comedian
Portrayed by: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Dr. Manhattan
Dr. Manhattan
Portrayed by: Billy Crudup
Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
Portrayed by: Matthew Goode
Rorschach
Rorschach
Portrayed by: Jackie Earle Haley
Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl
Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl
Portrayed by: Patrick Wilson
Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II
Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II
Portrayed by: Malin Åkerman
Hollis Mason/Nite Owl I
Hollis Mason/Nite Owl I
Portrayed by: Stephen McHattie
Young Hollis Mason
Young Hollis Mason
Portrayed by: Clint Carleton
Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre I
Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre I
Portrayed by: Carla Gugino
Captain Metropolis
Captain Metropolis
Portrayed by: Darryl Scheelar
Watchmen Graphic Novel vs Movie
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In the Graphic Novel In the Movie
   After Dr. Manhattan gets rid of Rorschach Laurie says she feels bad. She says she is on edge. She asks Jon if he minds if she calls up Dan to go out. He says no. He is busy with his work. After Rorschach leaves, Dr. Manhattan touches Laurie's head so she can percieve time as he does. She sees a flashback of her mother having a fight with her father about the Comedian. She snaps out of it. Dr. Manhattan sees the future where Laurie wants to go out to dinner with Dan. He says to say hello. He knows she wants to go with him, but he can't, so she'll call Dan.
   Rorschach jumps from the window of Moloch's apartment and is beaten and apprehended by the police. After he jumps he takes on 10 cops and beats them up. He is finally overpowered.
   As the comedian's blood is being washed off the pavement, Rorschach's diary is read. He voice over's his diary entry while he enters the comedian's apartment.
   During Eddie's funeral, Adrian has a flashback to the first meeting of the "Crimebusters" The meeting is lead by Captain Metropolis. Captain Metropolis isn't there. Adrian is the leader and they are called the "Watchmen".
   Dan, Laurie and Rorschach return to Dan's house to pack some things because they fear the police will come for them. Laurie goes into the living room, and Jon is there reading Nova Express. When the open the door to Archie, Jon is there waiting.
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