Artistic and Dull, Watch me fall asleep
Could they have made this movie any more dull? Probably, but I am glad they didn't because I would have left the theatre. I thought this movie was going to be similar to X-men: great action, solid story and a fast pace that keeps things moving along. It was everything but that. I never read the graphic novel, maybe you need to like that to like the movie.
I enjoyed the story, but it dragged waaaay tooo muuch. I couldn't stand all the narration by Rorschach. I was also annoyed by all the flash backs. Just when you thought the story was going to start moving along, you got sucked into past stories that were dull.
Even the action suffered from this "flash back" style they loved to use in this film. When a fight would be happening they would flash to something else that would be happening at the same time or in the past and the result was a ruined action sequence.
I also felt there were too many unnecessary scenes, or ones that were played out too long. Sex in a hover craft, mother daughter arguments and the conversation on Mars to name a few.
Overall, I liked the idea of this movie more than I liked the movie itself. I cannot see myself popping this movie in again and again like I have done with X-Men or the Batman series (both new and old). I can't say definitively that this is a bad movie for everyone, but what I can say is that there was a stream of people leaving the theatre after the main conflict was resolved but while the movie was still rolling. That to me should say it all.