I was aware of the cartoon character but have only glanced at a couple of issues so had no real fixed idea of what to expect. The film was dark, bleak, and on the whole and uninvolving experience. Ben Affleck was adequate in the title role but didn’t evoke much emotion, and, well the rest of the cast are there on screen but didn’t do much for me, save Joe Pantoliano whose character was intriguing enough to merit a little more praise.
Fight scenes were a bit too ‘pop video’ in style, and ultimately this movie’s failure is that you just don’t care how things are going to turn out. Not a bad movie, but definitely not the best cartoon adaptation (I think X-Men 2 may take that title soon).