If it’s based on a comic book and not directed by Chris Nolan, Sam Mendes, Terry Zwigoff or Bryan Singer, it’s probably going to tax your patience or, more likely, flat-out exasperate or infuriate. This is my belief.

Update: My initial posting was tapped out prior to a screening of Robert Schwentke‘s Red (Summit, 10.15), and I was feeling a little bit of an anticipatory “uh-oh.” I was initially only thinking of Singer’s X-Men flicks and Nolan’s two Batman movies. I should have also been thinking about Mendes’ Road to Perdition, Jonathan Mostow‘s Surrogates, Zwigoff’s Ghost World and Art-School Confidential, and the Wachowski’s V for Vendetta.