From the moment they announced Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, I knew it would be okay.
It was obviously lovingly crafted Of The Fans, For The Fans, and By The Fans.
Obviously they wouldn't get Moore's blessing, but then, nothing would.
I almost believe this would.
I want to see it again. I want to read it again, then watch and critique and understand.
I loved it.
Because it was so clearly crafted with love, I was okay.
The music was AMAZING.
Not since High Fidelity have I felt so profoundly understood by the director's choice of music.
I do not make that claim lightly.
Every musical choice made sense. I do not often feel that way when I watch movies.
I do not know if non-fans would enjoy it.
As a longtime comics fan, as someone who has lived in that subculture, I can't say whether my knowledge affected my appreciation. All I can say is that I loved it, and that it told the story I hoped it would tell.
I suppose that is the best I can say.
If you are a fan, go see it.
If you are not a fan, I hope you enjoy it.
If you have no familiarity, I cannot project the outcome, but I still hope you enjoy it.