I'm hovering around a B or a B+. I enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun to see this story brought to the big screen. -The opening. The opening of this film kicked ass. The death of the Comedian was awesome and they did a great job constructing a fight scene that was both brutal and completely one-sided. This was followed by an even better credit sequence which showed the history of the heroes through the decades. That sequence was worth seeing the movie alone. -The performances. I thought the standout here was Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian. He was the character. He made a character who was completely vile and evil still come across as awesome. He even managed to pull off the crying scene. It's a shame he wasn't in more of the movie. -Haley also perfectly embodied his character and brought it to life. His scenes without his mask work just as well as when he's actually wearing it. Patrick Wilson was also very good as Night Owl. He definitely gives the character more of the human feeling and pulls off that whole impotent, bored persona well. I didn't expect Manhatten's voice to be so wimpy too but Billy Crudup and the character were fine. Definitely pulled off that whole distracted thing well. I didn't think the actor who played Veidt was as bad as some people though. I think he needed more of a physical presence but he pulled off the whole meglomaniac thing well. -The weakest performance was Malin Akerman as Laurie. Her acting was not that good and she didn't pull off the dramatic scenes so well. In all fairness, they gutted a lot of the Silk Spectre's storyline. Laurie's character was defined by her mommy issues (basically being forced to follow in her mother's footsteps) and her hatred of The Comedian defined her character. Snyder virtually eliminated these crucial elements of Laurie's story and as a result, the payoff (learning The Comedian is her father and forgiving her mother) has very little impact. It also results in losing a great scene from the comics, where Laurie confronts Blake in Washington in 1974. Laurie's character is just not that interesting in the movie. -I'd give the film three out of four stars. The comic book is better and some things didn't always translate well. The movie moved as a leisurely pace, something that works a lot better for a comic series. I think that's what's keeping me from giving it a higher grade.