No matter how you feel about this weekend's big-screen adaptation of Watchmen, there's no denying that director Zack Snyder gave it his all (click here to read Complex's recent interview with Snyder). But what would have happened if the epic movie was helmed by a different director?
We decided to imagine how the flick would have turned out if Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), Hype Williams (Belly), Wes Anderson (Rushmore) or M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) had added their "unique" touches to the story. Check out our breakdown (complete with movie posters) for each director below...
Movie Poster Illustrations By Chauncey Medder
BRETT RATNER'S WATCHMEN
Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan
Rorschach parachutes in and sprays the villains with Pepsi!
"Five supermen. One superwoman. Somebody is getting left with blue balls."
HYPE WILLIAMS' WATCHMEN
Lil Wayne, T.I., Kanye West, Nas, T-Boz
Nite Owl and Sally Jupiter escape the drama...by going back to Africa!
"It's real out here. Super real."
WES ANDERSON'S WATCHMEN
Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray
One hero battles a debilitating gluten allergy!
"Who watches the Watchmen...cry?"
M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN'S WATCHMEN
Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, Haley Joel Osment, Naomi Watts
The whole story takes place inside the gears of a 5-year-old's toy watch!
"Time is not on your side."
RELATED LINK: "The Shotcaller: Zack Snyder" (Feb/March 2009 issue)