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
   A man who works at a newsstand talks about the state of the world. A young black kid sits on the ground reading a comic called "The Black Freighter" Rorschach comes to the news stand to ask for a subversive magazine. None of this happens.
   After Dr. Manhattan leaves the interview and disappears, the government comes to his and Laurie's apartment. They take her and want to question her and give her a cancer scan. This isn't shown.
   As a 16 year old, Jon's father tells him to give up on the watchmaking business because of the H-Bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. We only see 16 year old Jon working with the watch pieces. His father tells him he is doing a good job.
   Jon goes to work at the Gila Flat's research facility and is introduced to Wally Weaver, who is an assistant. Jon says that Wally was his friend from college.
   Jon and Janey are in the Bestiary when Jon remembers that he left her broken watch in his lab coat in the Intrinsic Field Chamber. He gets locked inside and Dr. Glass tells him he can't let him out before he is blown to pieces. Wally, Jon and Janey are all leaving the IF Chamber, when Jon remembers that he left his watch in there. He gets locked in and it is Wally who tells him he is locked in.
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