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V for Vendetta [Aug. 7th, 2006|10:19 pm]
saintpookie brought home V for Vendetta tonight, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. (Yes, that's right, this is the place to come for all your five-months-late film reviews...)

I found it remarkable how engrossing a film it was, given that mostly it's just people narrating things to one another. So I have to give it a lot of credit for visuals that really drew me in. (I think my favorite moments were the dominoes, and the echo of the dominoes at the very end when all the masks are coming off.)

I read the graphic novel back in high school, and I have to say that I must not have paid very much attention, because, boy, it was all new to me!

The political commentary was all points that I think are pretty obvious, but it was still quite enjoyable. So if you haven't seen it yet, because you're as lame as I am, I'd say it's definitely worth a netflix or a rental.

From: toosuto
2006-08-08 04:41 am (UTC)
Or a lot of it was just new. It's not that the Wachatmahoosits brothers rewrtoe so much as I felt like they weren't paying very good attention. I still enjoyed the movie though. Having enjoyed the film I highly recommend a reread of the book.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-08-08 04:54 am (UTC)
Greg has promised to bring the graphic novel home from the library next...
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[User Picture]From: backrubbear
2006-08-08 03:16 pm (UTC)
I would probably point you to what I wrote a while ago, but you've heard it already. :-)

The dominoes scene was particularly interesting. In the end, one domino remained and was still standing when everything else fell. To me, that's probably the best comment on anarchy in this movie. In the graphic novel, it was all about the anarchy.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-08-08 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yup. I think it was your and Chris's commentary that stuck out most in my mind from when it was in theaters. =)
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