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Unlike the case of The Dark Knight, there are no performances here that weAAEll be talking about at Oscar time, but the ensemble is excellent, with Patrick Wilson as a Batman-like figure, whoAAEs shy except in his bat suit; Malin Akerman, as the woman torn between him and her increasingly remote lover-a shape-shifting, radiation altered superman (Billy Crudup); and Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, the gruffest, meanest little guy anywhere.
How extraordinary to realise that some of the gruffest teachers who terrified you the most were younger than you are now.
THEY look sweet now, but this could become the growliest, gruffest, shoutiest love affair ever.