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V For Vendetta: Movie Review


And what am I to make of this movie?

That it's just a comic book or that its message that only homosexuals and the tortured are capable of a noble thought? That if you have any theistic beliefs that result in moral decisions other than the feel good "God is in the rain" you are basically a totalitarian thug and a pervert? That the only solution to a problem is to have a bigger bomb than the other guy?

Sorry, but I just didn't get it.

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avenginglioness
Apr. 30th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
yeah, kicking butt knife guy! Although I hate hate hate the stupid "torturing you for your own good" er... stuff (but insert harsher language here please). The gay stuff? I didn't have a problem with it. I certainly didn't see it as, ya know, that only the gay/tortured/oppressed/whatever are capable of a noble thought. rar.
stokerbramwell
May. 3rd, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Political agendas being shoved into things is one of the top reasons so many movies annoy me these days. Well, that and sloppy filmmaking.

I can't ignore it, alas. It chafes too much.
purpurealuna
Apr. 30th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
... Big explosions and awesome knife work? I liked it, mostly for the dark feel and overdramaticness of it all. Reminded me of a Meatloaf song in film form.

The comic book was one of the driest, preachiest, psuedo-intellectual things I've read... If you disliked the movie, avoid it.
eric_hinkle
Apr. 30th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Never saw the film, don't really want to, but I understand that even the comic's creator was offended and annoyed by it.
ladyxan
May. 1st, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
I agree. It would have been an excellent movie without the homosexual agenda. The secret identity and the knives were great. =)
xianjaguar
May. 1st, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
Heard there was an 'agenda' for the movie, never bothered to watch it.
Same goes for "Happy Feet", that will NOT be on my 'to watch' list.

I'm tired of movies that try to make all Christians/Conservatives/Moral Right look horrible.
frost_wraith
May. 1st, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
It helps if you remember that V isn't a hero. Not at all. Which was the biggest glaring flaw of the movie. In the comic its displayed a bit more but don't sink into the habit of thinking that just because the person is the focus of the story, that doesn't mean hes a hero or a good guy. Above all V *IS* an anarchist. He belives that people should have NO goverment. Again, the comic makes this more clear while the movie just glosses over it. V doesn't care who he kills if it will further his aim.
V doesn't seem to hate just the goverment but people at large. Hes a product of what people have made him, not once do I recall him waxing eloquent on any virtues that people had in them (that I *remember*) He hates these people and so hes kind of wrapped himself in everything that this goverment and the people it rules over have thrown out. All the arts and images that have been deemed wrong.
The bottom line is that despite the elegant prose, and the happy smiling mask, V is a bitter, bitter man who believe that the populace is responsible for this horrible goverment and vice-versa.

As for the gay-nobility thing. *shrugs* I dunno, a facist goverment is NOT going to pick on the majority (at least not so blatently and obviously) they are going to pick on the minorities. And no matter HOW many parades and rallies we hold, things like homosexuality are always going to put us a bit at ease. It is how we deal with that unease that is important. I saw the note left in the cell just seemed to me to be more of an account of just suffering and serviving. The homosexuality just seemed more to me as a reason they locked her up than as a message, but it wouldn't surprise me that the directors *had* meant it to be a message.
As I've said, the comic seems to do a great deal better at depecting this.
Producers and directors love to dump stuff in a story that doesn't go there. They try to play V off as some sort of hero revolutionay which isn't what he is at all.

When V destroys the parlamint building in the comic, he does indeed BRING anarchy. And its hard to tell exactly who he was punishing with this. In fact the only good and noble things V does in the original story is save the girl and DIE. And he died only because he believed it would fulfill his anarchist vision.

In short (too late for that) V is the boogyman of every abusive, manipulative, and cruel goverment. He is of thier own making. He is the face of every french revolutionary and every red guard.
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