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
   Wally dies of cancer in 1971 when he is 34 years old. He dies in 1981 and is much older.
   Dr. Manhattan intervenes in Vietnam and after more than two months the Viet Cong surrender. It only takes one week for them to surrender.
   Veidt is talking to his secretary on his way to some meetings about his toy line. He is walking when a gunman approaches and kills his secretary. Veidt knocks him down and he dies on a poison capsule. He is having a discussion with Lee Iaccoca and several other leaders of big oil companies. He tells them he will make them obsolete. The elevator opens and the gunman shoots his secretary in the leg, then kills one of the men before shooting Iaccoca in the head.
   Moloch leaves Rorschach a note for him to meet. He goes to his apartment and thinks he might have information about the attack on Veidt. Someone has called in a tip to the police. Rorschach finds out the guy who tried to kill Adrian worked for Pyramid Security and he recognized it from something he saw at Moloch's apartment, so that is why he goes there.
   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.
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