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
   When Moloch returns to his apartment after Blake's funeral, Rorschach is hiding in his fridge and burst out and tackles him. He opens the fridge and finds a note that says, "Behind you" and Rorschach slams him into the fridge. Then he tackles him.
   Edward Blake's tombstone says he was born in 1924. Rorschach says it was 1918.
   After Laurie realizes that Jon has duplicated himself to have a threesome with her and to keep working, she gets angry and throws a beaker through his chest. He reassembles the broken pieces and holds it in his hand. She throws a piece of machinery through his forehead that smashes into a tv behind him. The TV is fixed almost immediately.
   Doug Roth talks to Janey Slater at his office before Dr. Manhattan is interviewed on TV. He goes there and tells him about it. Dr. Manhattan gets upset when everyone is questioning him. He teleports everyone away from him. He later goes to his apartment and finds someone painting a Radiation Warning on is door. He teleports himself to Arizona where he looks at an old picture of himself and Janey, then to Mars. While he is questioning Dr. Manhattan on TV, he brings out Janey Slater to show him how sick she is. The reports start questioning him and he teleports himself to Mars.
   After Dr. Manhattan leaves for Mars, the Russians invade Afghanistan. In the war room someone tells Nixon it will take 7 days for them to be ready for a nuclear attack. The Russians are waiting at the border of Afghanistan but don't attack. It will take 2 days for the strike to be ready.
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