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

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Released: 1986
Author: Alan Moore


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
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
   Laurie goes to visit her mother in the rest home in California. She enters her room and has flowers for her. She tells her that Jon teleported her there and she got sick in the bathroom. She then smokes a pipe and her mother coughs. We see Laurie teleport directly into her mother's room and she pukes in the bathroom. She has no flowers. Laurie doesn't smoke, but her mother is drinking a margarita.
   It a flashback Eddie beats and attempts to rape Sally. He gets on top of her as she lays on the floor. After Hooded Justice beats Eddie off, Eddie tells him he will get him back. He tells Sally to cover herself. He lays her against a pool table as he gets ready to rape her. Eddie doesn't threaten him and he doesn't tell Sally to cover herself.
   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".
   During the funeral Dr. Manhattan flashes back to Vietnam. After he helps them win the war he is in a bar with The Comedian. They see Nixon emerge from a helicopter. We see Dr. Manhattan appear on the battlefield. He is a giant and he destroys several VC soldiers. Eddie uses a flamethrower on others. Nixon is not seen at all.
   Dan remembers when he and The Comedian broke up a mob when the police strike was on. Someone in the crowd throws a can and hits the Comedian in the head which provokes him to throw a tear gas grenade into the crowd causing them to disperse. Someone in the crowd throws a Molotov cocktail at the Nite Owl's ship and the Comedian jumps into the crowd. He punches a woman in the face and beats up several others. He then starts shooting at the crowd with his shotgun. He then fires tear gas from a launcher.
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