A story about this — 4 years ago
I think this movie is getting a bad rep out there. I’ve been a fan of the comic for the last 15 years or so, and tried desperately to view this movie with an open mind. Many nitpick it and compare it to the graphic novel which is unfair to say the least. It took a lot of balls to attempt this and the results were far better than I was expecting. Though far from perfect, this ambitious film has set a milestone for all action movies to follow. The love for the source material shines through. The attention to set detail and design is amazing, and though I had a few issues with the casting they got two things dead on. Rorschach by Jackie Earle Haley was dead on. They casted probably one of the hardest characters in all of comics, and cheers to that. Also Jeffrey Dean Morgan was well done as the Comedian, hard to cast to say the least.
I won’t focus on the negative, there are some problems… but they were all pushed aside by the two friends I saw it with who knew nothing about the comic. And they both loved it. So what does this comic nerd know.