It was good. Better than I thought it would be. The ending was much better than the book. In fact, as I thumbed through the book looking for things left out, I found small moments done better in the film. You’d be suprised how little of the book did not make it to the screen.
All the parts were well-played. The pacing of the film was langorous and over-dramatic. I have to say that this unfilmable book was distilled very well for the screen. A fantastic story, well told.
Not one of my favorite movies, but I’m impressed with it and I certainly recommend it.
This review points out that the word “visionary” is being thrown around a lot about Zack Snyder, when really he’s just following the script.
The visionary sees what others do not see. Snyder — whose previous films were a remake (“Dawn of the Dead”) and another scrupulously faithful comic book adaptation (“300”) — is more in the line of a fancy photocopier, duplicating other artists’ imagery with a forger’s intensity.