I saw Watchmen and loved it. Not because it violent or action-packed, or because I identify with the jingoist characters, but because it deconstructs the hero archetype.
The “heroes” and “heroines” in the movie are fundamentally flawed. After watching the movie one is left feeling as though everyone — even heroes — are just people with strengths and weaknesses. Wait a minute… that sounds familiar…oh yeah! That’s real life.
If you’re waiting for a hero to save you or your world, you’re in for a long wait gentle reader. You are your own hero. Save yourself, save your world.