Yes, the first part of the movie is kinda slow and kinda boring, but that is the movie's brilliance. All of a sudden the entire theme, or what I thought was the theme, takes a dramatic turn and keeps your mind totally engaged for the rest of the movie. Superb acting by Jude Law, Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta Jones. Rooney Mara will be a major star. Catherine Zeta Jones oozes the same sex appeal that had every male in America panting when she starred in The Mask of Zorro.