Natalie Portman is hereby forgiven for her horrible turn of duty as the stiff princess beloved by Jar-Jar Binks in the Star Wars movies.
As for the film itself, it is of course much condensed compared to the original comic book series (oops, that's "graphic novel" for the wangers out there who care about that), but, for better or for worse, is true to the overall feel and philosophy of the comic book series despite the fact that it goes its own way pretty often. I say "for better or for worse" because we are, after all, talking about a comic book series created by an artist, not a political science work created by a political scientist, so the philosophy presented is rather... hmm, how shall I put this. "Comic-bookish". But within its limits, bearing in mind its origins in the comic book genre, it is a fairly entertaining (in a certain horrible way) and watchable movie. I didn't feel like my evening was wasted, anyhow.
-- Badtux the Movie Penguin