In Review: Watchmen – Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship

Once again we are given a few small threads to a bigger conspiracy.

Synopsis: As Angela relives haunting memories of an attack on her family, she detains a mysterious man who claims responsibility for Tulsa’s most recent murder; An original play is performed for an audience of one.

Review: The death of the Police chief leads Angela down the path of looking into a conspiracy in Tulsa, which reaches the highest levels of society.

The Story

The story once again begins with a flashback to a second world war and sees a young Will Reeves reading a letter that has been written by a Nazi Commandante who is trying to play the black people of Tulsa off against the system. The scene then flashes forward in time to the present where we see Angela meeting the wheelchair-bound 90 something Will Reeves who is confessing to having hung Police Chief Judd Crawford from the tree. Reeves goes onto explain that he has information about a much bigger conspiracy. This leads Angela to investigate Will’s past, which leads her to look into the massacre of an affluent Black community from Tulsa, which was thought of like the Black Wallstreet. She finds out that Will is one of the sole survivors of the massacre.

Added to all this is the fact that she has to try and keep a lid on fellow members of the masked Police Force in order to try and keep a lid on things, but has very little success.

Elsewhere  Adrian Veidt watches a theatre production of the story of Dr. Manhatton and the original Watchmen in his home. Thus far Veidt hasn’t really figured too much in the overall story barring a couple of brief appearances of him being entertained at his home. But it’s pretty obvious that he is the hero formally known as Ozymandias who pretty much betrayed the original watchmen.

The Acting

Regina King pretty much kicks ass again with a great performance. I loved the couple of scenes that she shared with Louis Gossett Jr’s character of Will Reeves, whose game playing leads to a somewhat unsurprising revelation based on the foreshadowing we saw in episode one. This is a connection that is only going to prove more and more interesting as we learn more about Will Reeves as the show progresses.

Overall

A pretty strong outing, which tugs a little more on the strings of the conspiracy storyline and gives us a new piece to the puzzle without giving a great deal away. I loved the diversion of the TV show about a Masked Vigilante and the whole psychological thing about wearing a mask because you are uncomfortable in your own skin.

The question is more about who is pulling the strings of this whole thing? I can’t see it being Adrian Veidt due to it being a little too much of the obvious choice given his past. Either way. I look forward to seeing more of this show as it slowly unravels more of the mystery.

9
Watchmen - Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship
  • Story
    9.0
  • Acting
    9.4
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.0
  • Incidental Music
    8.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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