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trystero From: trystero Date: August 13th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought the film was less effective than the comic, but in the expected "yeah, it's an adaptation" kind of way, not a "you betrayed/fucked-up the source material!" kind of way. The filmmakers left out some details – apparently enraging Alan Moore in the process, surprise surprise – but they didn't add a lot, which I was happy with.

Natalie Portman was pretty good, and even managed a decent Brit accent (both of which facts startled me, after seeing the Star Wars prequels). And Hugo Weaving was as good as could be expected in what has to have been a tough role.

I also thought the supporting cast members (Stephen Fry, Sinéad Cusack, Roger Allam, John Hurt, etc.) were all pretty solid. And in particular, it helped that they cast Stephen Rea; I could probably watch Rea do nothing for two hours and feel my money was well spent.  :-)
ardaniel From: ardaniel Date: August 13th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
A bunch of the enraging-- and that's apparently not that hard to do with Mr. Moore-- had to do with Joel SIlver being his usual hyperbolic self and asserting at a press conference that they had Moore's full support with regard to the screenplay. ;)
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mindways From: mindways Date: August 14th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
There were some shifts that I wasn't as fond of (example: the take on Sutler - on a script / directorial level, that is; the actor did a fine job of doing 'frothing-at-the-mouth dictator'), but overall, I quite enjoyed it. :)

I was also a little startled at the bullet-time sequence, but as iresprite and kaifu and I decided, that fight scene was kind of like a tiny little mini-movie in the middle of the main movie, only peripherally related. "Look, isn't this cool! OK, now back to your previously scheduled program."
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