My first Watchmen "review" never really gelled into a complete review... not that many of posts do, I suppose.
This post is just further things that have popped into my mind and should not be confused with something I even hope will magically turn into a fully formed post.
Interestingly, this movie gives Zack Snyder a perfect record of movies that my opinion changes notably as time and thought passes. This is the first one, however, that has improved.
It's interesting to me that Superman: The Movie works so hard to ground itself in a real discernible reality when the much more famously "real" Watchmen is done, as I said before, like the Batman TV series. I'm not sure whether I think that makes perfect sense or none at all.
Everyone down to some pretty hardcore purists agree that losing the giant squid was necessary for a movie. Reviewing the sequence in the original comics, I'm not sure I understand why. I'm not even necessarily disagreeing, just to say I don't understand the self-evidence that everyone else does.
I may have further thoughts, too...