V For Vendetta (27)

1 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-20 11:09 ID:NpYRAdb8

Did you see it and do you like it.

2 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-20 13:44 ID:Heaven

No, but I did 2GET.

3 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-20 16:36 ID:EqVzn5y0

Yes and yes!

4 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-20 18:31 ID:LeXY2beT

Yes and a little. Why Alan Moore didn't want his name in the credits bothered me a little...

5 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-21 17:25 ID:SHTbRa7d

He probably did not want to be lumped together with the Wachowski brother (and mansister-thing).

Too bad though, I bet people are going to think that Moore ripped them off and call him a phony or something.

I'm going to be seeing the film sometime next week. I hope I enjoy it.

6 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-21 19:02 ID:ZqxWzCDn

Hey, I've got a story that the Wachowski's can rip off for free! It's called: "Andy Wachowski Kissed Larry Wachowski...on the lips."
Now if they want it more 'manga', I can make it yaoi dojinshi...

7 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-21 22:17 ID:Heaven

I loved it. Preferred it to the comic.
Presenting the fascist society as more livable and comfortable for the average Briton was a nice change.

8 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-22 12:25 ID:NpYRAdb8

>fascist society as more livable and comfortable for the average Briton

Like it is now?

9 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-22 12:56 ID:Heaven


Mmm, it was worse than it is in the real world for sure, but I've heard so many people complain that the government in the movie wasn't evil or oppressive enough.

10 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-26 02:41 ID:NpYRAdb8

Well, I saw V For Vendetta tonight. Good acting/writing/directing. I can see why the British government would be afraid of the movie.

11 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-26 17:13 ID:FRvXMRcb

> I can see why the British government would be afraid of the movie.

lol. Stop thinking of the government as one person.

12 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-26 22:23 ID:NpYRAdb8


A collection of people striving for the same goal -> collective -> singular entity.

13 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-03-27 05:26 ID:bYMFp6ih

The government is criminally insane as a corporate entity, and is hence unfit to try, arrest, and incarcerate those who disagree with its policies.

yeah i dug the movie

14 Name: Zweihander!IHz1xNo7cY : 2006-04-02 10:26 ID:Pz2LUgbI

My favorite movie. Didn't realize it til halfway through seeing it a third time.

15 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-04-02 17:22 ID:/m+5x7gJ

There were some flaws preventing me from liking the movie...
Why didn't her hair grow AT ALL in that roughly <1 year period?
There's realistically no way a woman could love a man after/because of that prison treatment.
The majority of the viewing audience probably didn't even know who Edmond Dantes was, and those that did might find it insulting. This tale of revenge was truly not as epic or engrossing as the real Counte of Monte Cristo.

I guess this is to be expected from D.C. Comics, though.

16 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-04-02 21:28 ID:nTkXuXzn


>>Why didn't her hair grow AT ALL in that roughly <1 year period?

Didn't she say she liked it? I assume she kept it like that

17 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-04-03 15:11 ID:9UJ2HDV2


Ahh, your points do make more than the average amount of sense, sir. As a fan of the Count of Monte Cristo, it wasn't too hard to see some of the similarities between the two stories.

I loved this movie, btw. Went and saw it twice, will probably go see it again this week.

18 Name: Lain!YsrYiS7Bco : 2006-04-06 03:16 ID:gIvCeIcB

>There's realistically no way a woman could love a man after/because of that prison treatment.

Maybe she accepted it as being the truth? Maybe after she understood what he was trying to show her? It may have been hard as hell treatment, but he had under a year to turn her from a terrified law-abiding citizen into a fearless terrorist. And he had to do it in such a way where she wouldn't kill herself after. So he planned it accordingly.

>I guess this is to be expected from D.C. Comics, though.

To be fair the original comic of V For Vendetta was written before it was picked up by D.C. Comics. The author was trying to get a deal with D.C. and get his foot in the door. V For Vendetta was his food in the door.

19 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-04-06 05:59 ID:Heaven

Before I saw VfV, I checked the local paper's rating. A C+.
I'd give it a solid B; enough action to keep your attention, a decent plot and decent acting. Nothing too spectacular, but a solid film.

20 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-04-09 18:57 ID:fDvhPGNk


21 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-04-13 01:13 ID:vJVTShFr

ehh, it was ok.

The romance was too played up to me, kinda seemed tacked on as an afterthought. For a film supposedly tackling sensitive subject matter it didn't really move me or shock me at all either, more of the same stuff from Hollywood.

22 Name: draikjester : 2006-05-26 21:11 ID:8UJ2yoi6

i loved the movie! I thought that V's plan's and the actions
he took were incredibly intellegent and well thought out.
Also the movie made me feel impowered. I was overwhelmed with the sudden meaning of true freedom and what people go through to obtain it. The only problem was i did not get a chance to write down what i was thinking at the time.

23 Name: Snoop : 2006-06-02 20:39 ID:JbWQdakA

I like it very much the same as the matrix ones.
I did think it's possible to love someone who's treat you so cruelly, Think about the Stockholm Syndrome and thats similarities. Also as for the Hair, I did find it strange. in such a totalitarian society where everyone has to be "normal" I would have believed that the bald look would have been MUCH more suspicious. I did thoroughly enjoy the acting from Hugo Weaving. I had ABSOLUTELY no idea it was him till 1/2 through the interrogation skit where he gives her the option to give in.

Story was more than acceptable, I live in the UK, and I'm probably gonna have potential for my sport to become banned due to the UK's overbearing nanny complex, I doubt it would take more to push from nanny complex to totalitarian state. Heaven knows the BNP have been pushing for some similar actions(Similar, NOT the same...)

24 Name: Phosphates : 2006-06-05 12:25 ID:Sk09zvyb

Portman's a vegetarian, so her hair grows incredibly slow (something about protein, but that I'm not real sure of).

BTW, V was one of my favorite movies of the year. Hugo Weaving was really amazing!

25 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-06-07 18:00 ID:R5rLTBDf

The original "V for vendetta" (the comic that is) contained much more than the movie and is clearly superior. Thank you movie industry for raping another good work and giving it a bad name.

26 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-06-11 18:26 ID:Heaven

27 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-06-14 01:34 ID:Heaven

Loved it; can't wait for DVD release.

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