I have never heard of this characters before, the first time was on the movie preview and then they where everywhere else. I must say it was a very good movie, slow at times but it keeps you interested. Its not so much a superhero movie (which is what I thought it was) but more of a detective like, kind of deal. The cinematography was spectacular, I like that comic book feel, very nice! The repeated, unnecessary Dr. Manhattan nudity was too much, the guy was naked a lot. There was also a lot of very graphic scenes which were not bad but this movie would have been as good, toning the graphic violence and male nudity down. Overall very good movie. About seen it in IMAX: it is the best way to see a movie, if it is available in IMAX that's the way to see it. It is definitely worth the extra 5-6 dollars to see movies that way.