Originally Posted by Gotham's Knight
Maybe it's just me but if I feel that a film screws up the storytelling, has bland performances (considering a lot of the cast were good actors too, like Portman, Jackson, McGregor, Neeson, that's saying something), poorly written characters, nonsensical character arcs, etc... I can't find it an enjoyable movie. Well, unless it fails in an enjoyable way like The Room. Man, I love that movie. Awful, of course, but just so enjoyably so.
But, unusually, I agree with most of your post in this case.
Yea, I'm somewhat more aesthetically inclined in that regard - i.e. if the scenarios and environments are exciting enough, blander characters will be accepted
Plus, McGregor and Neeson are quite fine I think, and there are several colorful supporting characters along the way. They're not the complete trainwrecks of blandness some people make them out to be imo.