It is 1985, however not as you probably are aware it. Richard Nixon is still in control, having passed a law permitting himself more than two terms; he is regardless uncontrollably well known attributable to the enormous US triumph in Vietnam. This is on account of the Americans had on their side wonderful superhero Dr Manhattan (Billy Crudup), a flaring blue goliath with Blakean musculature and exceptional forces to twist nature to his will.
He is one of the Watchmen, the now disbanded group of superheroes, including Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Silk Specter 2 (Malin Akerman), Nite Owl 2 (Patrick Wilson), Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) and The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). The Watchmen are in reality the second-era relatives of a prewar super group called The Minutemen, with the first Silk Specter (Carla Gugino) and the first Nite Owl (Stephen McHattie).