The way the history of their world (which relates to our history in many ways) is told through visuals is simply amazing, with five minutes I get a full understanding of how it all works without needing to ask a lot later, visual story telling at its finest. I also love how much we learn about the heroes themselves through this, we realize Rorschach is messed up in a number of ways, Dr. Manhattan is all powerful as well as a very important figure, while almost every one of the original group of heroes seems to have met some tragic fate, whether it's being sent to an asylum or just being murdered for their sexuality. Honestly everything here says a lot more for the characters than the actual movie does.
It's rare when I fall in love with a scene and not the film its featured in, but that's the case here, Watchmen just does not compare to this scene. If there's one reason why I'll be thankful for Zack Snyder existing, it's this, there simply is no opening credit sequence like this, it's both unique and amazing to witness. I don't really recommend watching anything after this scene, but if you plan to I'd say it's decent enough to not feel too mad about it. This scene is too beautiful not to include on this segment, give it another watch if you haven't already.
Written By Octaviano Macias