No literary work or graphic novel will ever be 100% faithfully adapted into the film medium. If you can accept this then you will have no problem watching this movie at all. And Zack Snyder has no problem using the term 'movie' to its fullest. I'm not the biggest Watchmen fan, I''ve only read it once in the last year and I loved it but I'm not going to pretend I know all the underlying themes and political jabs that Moore was trying to convey. And this doesn't matter at all when you're watching this movie because Moore didn't write the screenplay.
So there you have it. Snyder utilizes 'let's make a movie' and in turn churns out an action version of 'Watchmen'. Every line and panel translated from the book feels like they tried to make you think 'Oh, they put that in the movie, YES!' and it's not even bothersome. Every reference to the book also has some sort of action stigma attached to it as well maybe due to the use of slow motion at any point.
And even the slow motion was okay, yes it was overused, at times absurd but in context with the rest of the movie it fits because things on paper don't always translate seriously on screen. Case in point: some of the spoken dialogue especially: "I'm on Mars".... just trust me when you actually hear it... or maybe it was just bad acting?
Anyways if at any point you get bored during this movie just remember there's gore, tits, sex, and CGI going on in any scene so really you shouldn't get bored at all. This movie was made for a general movie going audience and not for Alan Moore cock huggers who hang off every single pre-cum ink blot that drops from his pen. So all you fanboys shut your mouths, and all you ignorant, loudmouth generally dumb people who this movie was made for you can't say you didn't like anything about this movie so shut your mouths too. Just take your simple action movie with pretty lights and colors, sometimes bad acting, sometimes awful casting decisions, sometimes badly translated dialogue, sometimes gory, sometimes action-y, and sometimes morally enlightening ideas -that even a turd with googly eyes could understand- eye candy and suck on it for awhile.
And why am I giving it five stars? did anything about this movie bother me? Yes but who cares?? this is as good as it's gonna get with a Watchmen movie. I'm not 'throwing in the towel' but rather I'm seeing it for what it is.