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

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Watchmen

21%
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
   Rorschach goes to a bar and breaks a guys fingers while asking the people if they know anything about the death of Edward Blake. They don't. This doesn't happen.
   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.
   When Dan and Laurie go out to dinner she asks him why they dressed up. She recalls her costume with its short skirt and the neckline going all the way down to her navel. She says her costume was "tight latex".
   After they eat dinner, Dan and Laurie go walking outside in a park. The continue talking about the old days. She doesn't mention Jon or nuclear war. The weather is clear. They stay in the restaurant and talk. Laurie tells Dan about Jon foreseeing nuclear war. She doesn't know if he cares about her anymore. It is raining heavily outside and she gets into a cab.
   There are excerpts from Hollis Mason's autobiography discussing his time as the original Nite Owl. This is left out of the movie.
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