First screened in July 2009
Director: Zack Snyder. Cast: Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Patrick Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Robert Wisden, Matt Frewer, Laura Mennell, Stephen McHattie, Rob LaBelle, John Shaw, Nhi Do. Screenplay: David Hayter and Alex Tse (based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons).

Twitter Capsule: Apparently monumental graphic novel gets formaldehyded through hyperfidelity. Cluttered, brutal, and weirdly lit to boot.

VOR:   Elements seemed in place at least for something nervy, yet impact is minimal. Does anyone think you shouldn't just read the novel instead?

Photo © 2009 Warner Bros. Pictures/Paramount Pictures/Legendary Pictures/DC Comics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

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