Jackie Earle Haley plays the masked hero Rorschach in "Watchmen.”
This week’s batch of new DVDs is anchored by two fantasy films, each one aimed at a different audience. One is a stop-motion effort that’s spooky yet family friendly. The other is an R-rated comic book adaptation that is high minded and for adults only.
Malin Akerman, left, and Patrick Wilson play superheroes in "Watchmen."
3 stars (out of four)
Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language
“Watchmen” may be a superhero movie, but it’s got more in common with “Sin City” and “V for Vendetta” than the traditional caped crusader flick. That’s because it’s dark, gritty and built around a traditional detective story. It’s also because the movie is based on a graphic novel written by Alan Moore, who also penned “Vendetta.”