Having just watched it, I have to say KaraBear that you have misremembered what actually happened.
I think it was actually very good, despite the big black screen Dah dah DAH, Young Frankenstein cutaways. If they had just edited all that shite out it would have been a decent graphic novel action thriller in the style of Sin City. If they had presented it as a graphic novel it would have been even better received IMO. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow carved that path for everyone. Nevertheless it was jolly good and kept me guessing till quite close to the end.
no, I don't misremember, I just didn't care for it