I have been waiting for the movie to come out ever since I read the graphic novel a year ago. I think I have actually already written several blogs mentioning the anticipation of this film.
To say the least I was very satisfied. It followed the book very very well concerning scene for scene concept. The acting was amazing all on fronts, the pace of the movie was fast and smooth, the direction was great, and the story and originality incomparable. I would definitely say this is a great start to the 2006 movies. The Wachowski brothers who brought us the Matrix redeemed themselves from "Revolutions" and produced a fine movie under the underrated director, James McTeigue.
I highly recommend this movie to almost anyone.
Having read the graphic novel the only thing I wish they would kept the same was the time period. In the book it was post WWII and in the movie it is the future. Not that it was that big a factor for those who have never read the book...if a factor at all. It was the only feel that was not portrayed well to me in the movie. The feeling of reading an old newspaper.