When the writer of a book hates the film adaptation you should pay attention. Doesn't mean they are right, but you should look at their point of view. Watchmen is one of these films. Based on the classic graphic novel by Allen Moore it tries to be so respectful to the source material it fails as a film. It's convoluted and dense, and utterly forgettable. Not that it's necessarily a bad film - it's just not good.