watchmen, which hits theaters on Friday, is poised to be this year's biggest superhero blockbuster.
IF watchmen IS SO GREAT, HOW DID IT TAKE 20 YEARS TO BECOME A MOVIE?
But the conventional wisdom, for many years, was that watchmen was unfilmable.
also watch-man, c.1400, "guard, sentinel, lookout" (late 12c. as a surname), figuratively "guardian, protector" (mid-15c.), from watch (n.) + man (n.). Also "person characterized by wakefulness" (mid-15c.).