Wow. That movie was awesome. Having read some of Alan Moore’s work, I know he likes conflicted characters. This movie was gritty, powerfully acted, deep, sexy, and fun. Although it seemed tempted, it never quite dipped into Hollywood schlock pandering, with throw-away one-liners and mugging for the camera. Plus, the cinematography was absolutely stunning: dark, close, and graphic. It looks like a graphic novel. I woke several times during the night and realized I was running the movie through my mind and creating new scenes. I wouldn’t mind watching this movie through again. And I’ll say that Rorschach, as played by Jackie Earle Haley, is an incredible character, as conflicted and sympathetic as I’ve seen for years on the screen. He’s someone you are terrified of, revolted by, and yet can feel pity for, and even relate to. You will go from hating him to cheering him on. Although Alan Moore distanced himself from the movie, it’s obvious that the director and producers tried to be incredibly faithful to the feel and intent of the original.
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