The Guard wrote:
Rorschach was always portrayed as extremely capable. He's clearly athletic and agile. The scene where he fights cops, in the novel, he talks about how he must get up, must find out who framed him, etc. He wouldn't let cops stand in the way of that. In short, he wouldn't go down without a fight. A physical fight, if neccessary. And Rorschach hates cops. He has good reason to hate cops. Hayter knew this, and while that subplot has been excised from the script, the idea remains.
No-one is doubting Rorschach's ability or determination. The whole point is that regardless of his drive and motivation, he is just a man; a man who is injured in his fall and is taken down easily by the few cops outside. In the GN we don't see many coppers when Rorschach is downed - perhaps about 4 max. We have gone from Rorschach suddenly been demonstrably human - not superhuman - to him jumping down 35 or so feet uninjured and tearing apart 8 coppers armed with batons.
So because he beats up cops with what you presume to be his fists he's suddenly a Batman imitator and the deconstruction is lost? I don't buy that. Posts like yours and those with ideas similar to yours seem to be to be like one huge over-exaggeration. I can't take any opinion seriously when it's based on a two minute trailer and a report from an extra who himself didn't see the final cut.
What else would he be punching the coppers with? Nobody said Rorschach becomes a 'Batman imitator' - what was pointed out is that Rorschach is moving dangerously close to traditional superhero territory in this scene, with Batman cited as an example. Batman is usually portrayed as 'just a man' albeit highly skilled and trained with access to incredible gadgets, but many, many things we see him do in comics are beyond the realm of any
human ability; such as beating up Superman, and many more. Rorschach is just a man and is portrayed as such in the GN; leaping from the aforementioned window unscathed and tearing apart 8 coppers with batons, barehanded is approaching 'superhero' territory. Plus it is missing the point of the GN.