V for Vendetta

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  1. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    So I've recently read the book and I'm wondering if the movie is worth it. I read Ebert's review of 3/4. I still intend on watching it whether or not it's good, but I just want to know if I'll be disappointed.

    Please use spoiler tags.
     
  2. smkspy

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    I never read the graphic novel, but I really enjoyed the movie.

    Huge props to Hugo Weaving for not ever showing his face. That's a rare feat for a major actor in a "comic" movie.
     
  3. Optimus1986

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    Really good movie. But I had a hankerin' for an eggie in a basket for a week after watching that movie. :lol 
     
  4. Cyber-Kun

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    I felt that the movie felt way too "American", and much of the ambigiuaty of the character V is changed to be clearly a protagonist. All in all, it loses a lot of the spirit of the book. But, I will say that Hugo Weaving was a fantastic casting choice, and feel free to watch it solely for him.
     
  5. Cyber-Kun

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    Also like to point out that "Eggie in a basket" was completely made up and no such thing exists in Britain
     
  6. foxfan352

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    I haven't seen the movie "yet" but I've heard good reviews about it. I think it will be worth watching
     
  7. megatronkicksas

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    Definitely
    Fake or not now I'm hungry as hell.
    That's what I got from the clips I've seen. One of the definite strong points of the book was that he was never a full blown hero or villain, he was just there to spread the truth.
     
  8. Optimus1986

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    Yeah. But it's sooo good.
     
  9. Blitz Wing

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    Haven't read the graphic novel yet. I loved the movie when it first came out, but haven't really felt the urge to ever re-watch it in the last few years. Natalie Portman is one of my favorite actresses, and she's great in it, so is Hugo Weaving.
     
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    It was okay on the whole, with Weaving totally stealing the show; weakest parts were where it deviated from the original. The ironic thing is that the first draft for the movie's script was a near-perfect parallel to the comic. I have no idea why they didn't use it.
     
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    It's probably better if you haven't read the original work before seeing it...especially since the Wachowskis clearly didn't read the graphic novel before they made it. They pretty much removed all of Alan Moore's original message and made it into the kind of "Bush teh suk!" parable that was popular at the time. They also changed a number of important characters/events and removed a number of other important characters/events, most of which contributed to the subtlety of the original story.

    About the only bright spot is Hugo Weaving, who does an outstanding job with his performance as V. Otherwise, it's garbage.
     
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    I really enjoyed both, The movie does lose some of the impact of the comic but the comic is very slow paced and drags on and on in some areas.

    Pacing is one of Alan's masterful works, only problem is that he is so full of himself sometimes it makes his work suffer now and then. Same can be said for the Wachowski bros.

    I really loved both there strengths and weaknesses. I still watch the movie and read the book every November 5th.
     
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    I'm definitely a fan of the movie. Something I'll watch over and over again.
     
  14. McBradders

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    Terrible film. Just terrible.
     
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    No.

    As much as I think that Moore is an unnecessarily petty and miserable dude, I can't say that I woulden't be the same if folks kept bungling my work so spectacularly.
     
  16. McBradders

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    Spectacularly is being kind. Too kind.
     
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    Ok then then what do people want?

    Adaptations mean things are gonna be different, if the film is exactly the same as the book then it defeats the point of it being made.

    I want a 10 hour movie thats a perfect word for word treatment of a popular book and when it bombs we can all sit back and maybe slightly understand why shit is the way it is. Maybe the source material isn't movie material to begin with.

    V for Vendetta is fine, its flawed by those who made it but whaqt did we really expect?
     
  18. Scantron

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    I'd be more forgiving of some of the other flaws in the film if the Wachowskis had at least kept Moore's original theme intact, instead of turning it into a vehicle for the political point they wanted to make. I couldn't find the beginning of the quote, but...

    If the Wachowskis wanted to make that kind of film, that's their perogative, but the solution is to make their own original movie, not to take an existing work and completely alter the theme until it fits their idea.
     
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    Loved the film and having read the graphic novel too, I still prefer the film.
     
  20. McBradders

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    Yup, this exactly. Also SLOW-MO KNIFE FIGHT. FUuuuuuuuuuuuuu-
     

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