Watchmen(2019) succeeds as both a rumination on social issues and as a worthy sequel to the graphic novel of the same name.
The Production: 4.5/5
3D Rating: NA
Watchmen appears on blu-ray in a 1.78:1 screen aspect ratio which is faithful to its original broadcast presentation. Colors tend slightly to be pale rather than vibrant as an artistic decision. Fine detail and shadow detail are excellent. The series has substantial visual effects originating with green screen in the digital realm, and are represented flawlessly on disc.
Watchmen is presented by default in an English DTS-HD MA 5.1 track. The audio mix is fine, if not exceptional. Directional audio is somewhat limited, but dialogue always meets the appropriate minimum to be audible. The original score composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross deserves special mention here. (Both received the Academy Award for best original score in 2010 for The Social Network.) The musical compositions in this series add much to the mood and drama, and the audio mix presents the original score well.
Special Features: 3.5/5
Watchmen (2019) is a fascinating and worthy sequel to the graphic novel. The series manages to touch some of the same themes and issues of the original without blatantly imitating it. A reading of the original story is recommended before watching this series, if one has never read it before, or else the new story may be difficult to follow for casual viewers. (The 2009 film may also serve as an adequate refresher, as it is faithful enough to the source material, other than the “squid”, that anyone who has seen the film should not be totally lost in this series.) The video and audio presentation on disc are fine, and the special features are recommended viewing for anyone captivated by the series. Some of the featurettes are superficial promotional pieces that aired originally as commercials on HBO. Other featurettes are more substantial, and recommended viewing for fleshing out this alternate reality. Watchmen may be the most timely and relevant series to air on television in the last 12 months, and the depth of detail in the intricacies of its storytelling will invite multiple viewings.https://www.amazon.com/Watchmen-HBO-Limited-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B084WRXX7P/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=Watchmen&qid=1591582783&sr=8-9
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