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mr_G
14-03-2006, 12:02:20
is it any good?
"Remember remember, the fifth of November, the Gunpower Treason and plot. I know of no reason, why the Gunpowder Treason, should ever be forgot."

MOBIUS
14-03-2006, 22:01:37
Let's just say that the great and revered, we are not worthy of his presence Alan Moore has totally disowned the movie...:cute:

King_Ghidra
15-03-2006, 13:30:40
http://filmick.blogspot.com/2006/03/alan-moore-discusses-v-for-vendetta.html

King_Ghidra
17-03-2006, 13:02:31
http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Critic_Review/Guardian_review/0,,1732302,00.html

oh dear.

Sir Penguin
19-03-2006, 04:25:59
I saw it today, and really enjoyed it.

SP

Sir Penguin
19-03-2006, 06:12:54
The Guardian is in good company.

If you liked the politics of last weekend's Oscar nominees, you'll love "V for Vendetta."

It's an exciting, quality Bin Laden film.

But if you're like the rest of mainstream America--you support our troops, believe in firmly responding to terrorists on our own shores, and/or respect Christianity--then, don't waste your time at this piece of garbage masquerading as a superhero movie. It is anything but.

If most other Hollywood films subtly whisper of an agenda, "V" clocks you over the head with it with a still sizzling, iron frying pan of extreme leftism. It doesn't arrive in theaters until March 17, but already the mainstream (ie. liberal) movie critics and entertainment media are raving about this egregious attack on our war on terror.

(major spoiler warning for the rest of the article)

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2006/03/v_for_propagand.html

SP

alsieboo
23-03-2006, 22:29:58
as I said in the other one, I liked it.

JM^3
02-04-2006, 01:24:05
I just saw the novelization of the screen play...

:kill:

:vom:

JM
(not that I have seen the comic, but on principle)

Kitsuki
26-12-2006, 23:11:13
My bro bought me this for Christmas - absolutely loved it.

Can see why it sank in Yankee land though...

KrazyHorse
18-01-2007, 09:54:05
I thought it was okay.

However:

a) Natalie Portman can't act for shit
b) The writing was hit and miss. Some quite good, some terrible

all made up for by

c) Pretty explosions choreographed to music

MoSe
09-10-2008, 11:52:28
Previous threads

http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=32775

Originally posted by King_Ghidra
from what i've seen of the v trailers, my main fear is that it will be more john woo than alan moore

but trailers are often guilty of misrepresenting the movie in order to attract the casual buck, so hopefully this one is too

http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25295

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Indeed, knowing *nothing* at the time about its background (not the comics nor Guy Fawkes), after watching the trailers I thought there was nothing that could interest me in some obscure urban fantasy action.

Yesterday, after casually glancing on TV at sparse scenes from Van Helsing (bleurgh) while doing something else, I was almost set to go to bed and ignore V since it started at midnight.
Dunno why I watched the first scenes anyway.
Then the mentions about Guy Fawkes drew my curiosity as I recalled another thread here about him, not related to the movie.

I'm glad I stood up late, as I really liked it... talking about expectations, Greg....
:D
granted, it might not be a masterpiece, some of the stereotypes pointed out in the linked reviews stand sometimes in the way, but it's much better than I could have figured, and stands anyway above the cookie-cut average mass we get in the last years


I wonder:
is that Guy Fawkes mask a well-known classic and immediately recognisable as such in England?
Or just made up for the movie?

And I'd be curious to watch it in english (or to read the dialogues), to check how the V alliterations were in original...

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+1 to the Empire List count
:)

Immortal Wombat
09-10-2008, 17:25:55
they were good. possibly the best dialogue (um, monologue) in the film. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uW6HbZXI9Y0