Wow!. That’s all I can say. I have been truly blown away by this adaptation of one of my favourite comics by one of my favourite authors. The visual style of the movie is like watching a comic book in my head. It wasn’t flashy. It was dirty, gritty and true to the stories from start to finish. It wasn’t a movie where the written word says one thing and the director says “let’s do this instead”.
I was especially blown away at the fact that so many of the actors starring in it had no speaking parts whatsoever and yet they still managed to portray their characters and give us a sense that they were real people without being just cardboard cutouts. I’m going to have to see it again just to catch all the nuances that I know I missed the first time around.
I give it two thumbs way up as one of the best comic adaptations around. Score 1 big one for gritty film noir!