Despite the box office success of superhero films as well as the depth of a few of their source material, these types of films emerged as shallow, mindless movies devoid of serious characterization. This assessment simply is not true. Superheroes might be complex characters with well-defined personalities, plus the right actors and actresses will bring these personalities your around the big screen. As five films demonstrate, playing roles that originate in comics won't diminish actors'credibility. They still make roles and characters seriously, even when confronted with outlandish premises. In "Watchmen," Jackie Earle Haley acted sociopathic vigilante Walter Kovacs, also known as Rorschach. From the first lines of your film, viewers get an obvious peek at Rorschach's unhinged personality from his monologue in regards to the decaying morality of New York City and, by extension, all of those other world. Kovacs is inwardly tortured and angry at both himself and society, and he to get he knows of to manage this anger would be to hunt those he sees as criminals. The scene through which he fully discards his civilian identity as Rorschach serves as one example: Haley makes Kovacs visibly shiver with anger at Blair Roche's brutal death because exacts justice about the murderer. Another scene, where Kovacs is in prison after being apprehended, shows how contemptuous he is of criminals even as he is seemingly at their mercy.
Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group