A group of retired super heroes reunite when the murder of one of their own points to a much-larger conspiracy and the threat of nuclear holocaust in this spectacular adaptation of the renowned graphic novel. Set in an alternate 1985 in which Richard Nixon is in his fifth term as president, the film follows the colorful heroes--techno bird-man Nite Owl II, sociopathic Rorschach, mega-genius Ozymandias, sexy Silk Spectre II and the ethereal Dr. Manhattan--as they try to get to the bottom of the threat and save a cynical world from annihilation.