#ICYMI: Watchmen Details and References

#ICYMI: Watchmen Details and References

Zack Snyder’s Watchmen is one of my favorite movies ever made. It’s a classic that is heavily adapted from its source material. With the acclaimed film becoming a TV series on HBO, I thought it would be a good public service to provide a list of details and easter eggs you may have missed from the movie:

1 by u/irishamerican

The Comedian’s funeral has the flag draped over his coffin for service in Vietnam. Notice there are 51 stars on the flag, because in Watchmen’s 1985, Vietnam is a state, thanks to Dr. Manhattan and The Comedian’s involvement.


2- by u/tacotacoguy

During the dinner scene, you can hear a background actress say, “I’m really glad I ordered the four-legged chicken!” This is in reference to a panel from the original comic, which a waiter is carrying a four-legged chicken.


3- by u/31FilmTalk

In the intro of Watchmen, history was altered when the original Nite Owl saved the lives of Bruce Wayne’s parents. Actually, in the Watchmen universe as depicted in the graphic novel, superhero comics never took off because there were actual super heroes in real life. Instead, pirate comics are really popular.


4- by u/sendhelpicantleave

Rorschach forms an actual rorschach after Dr. Manhattan kills him.


5- by u/nobody

When Dr. Manhattan confronts Rorschach, he blinks several times. Earlier Ozymandias tells Rorschach and Nite Owl that Manhattan’s facial twitches are equivalent to him sobbing.


6- by u/irishamerican

In the film, as Ozymandias walks into Studio 54, he walks past David Bowie, Mick Jagger and The Village People.


7- by u/SexbassMcSexington

This scene in Watchmen is framed to look like The Last Supper (The Comedian is in Judas’ place).


What did you think of Watchmen? Did you like it/not? Tell us why in the comments!

(Photos used courtesy of DC Comics / Warner Bros. Pictures) 



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