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Accountability in the Watchmen

by AdrianFohr

"Who will watch the Watchmen?" is a continuing theme in The Watchmen. In is a rephrasing of the phrase "Who will watch the watchguards?" This was the question that Juvenal, a question posed ancient Rome. He was trying to explain the need for accountability in government. Since the Watchmen were accountable to anyone, they became corrupt as could be expected.

The Watchmen

The Watchmen was originally a dark, morbid comic but it was later adapted to the big screen. It is the story of a group of masked vigilantes who disband after becoming corrupted. Then a mysterious figure begins systematically killing former heroes

from The Watchmen (2009)
Creator: Zack Snyder/ Alan Moore
Distributor: Warner Bros Pictures/Paramount Pictures
Posted by AdrianFohr