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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2006, 04:08:33 am »
"Then dress up as ANARCHISTS!!"
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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2006, 04:10:29 am »
I dress up as an anarchist everyday.

Except Fridays. Fridays are business/Casual.

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2006, 04:43:06 am »
I dress up as an anarchist everyday.

Except Fridays. Fridays are business/Casual.

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2006, 05:12:58 am »
yup, it's a serious business, renegade anarchist folk heroism.

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2006, 07:26:39 am »
I think it's time for some vigilante-style justice. What do you guys think?

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2006, 10:58:17 am »
V for Vendetta was fricking awesome!

I've never known anything of it before so I went in not knowing a clue of what it was to be. From this perspective it was fricking awesome. Really well done and really effective and rather radical in parts - stuff I would never expect from a film whacked in the action genre. I suck at assessing things so I'll leave it at that.

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2006, 07:47:22 pm »
Everyone who liked the film and hasn't read the comic, go buy the book.

Seriously.

It's worth a read even if you've seen the movie, it'll kind of fill in some of the background and has some nifty sub-plots too.

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2006, 12:09:15 pm »
Saw this with Akakori at the weekend, absolutely amazing.
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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2006, 03:40:06 pm »
Damn. i wanna see it too.

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2006, 10:39:49 pm »
Ressurection...

I saw V last tuesday. Very good. A must see for all of you. Now, there were a few things I missed (like the monologue with Lady Justice, when he calls her a slut and a harlot with a loving for uniformed men, and also V's almost-last words in the comic, "give me a viking funeral"), but nothing that spoiled the film.
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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2006, 10:42:55 pm »
I think I'm going to see it with one of my friends sometime next week. That depends on if he can get some tickets or not.

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2006, 11:15:21 pm »
Ressurection...

I saw V last tuesday. Very good. A must see for all of you. Now, there were a few things I missed (like the monologue with Lady Justice, when he calls her a slut and a harlot with a loving for uniformed men, and also V's almost-last words in the comic, "give me a viking funeral"), but nothing that spoiled the film.

Yeah I think some of the great lines from the comic got left out :(

All the Anarchy related rhetoric for example, I can see why they left it out for the film version but there was some really awesome lines that I would have loved to hear Hugo Weaving say

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2006, 11:29:07 pm »
Hey

First: everyone, please read the original.

I can't stress this enough, but I can try, so again, read the original. Seriously.

As for the movie, I agree with VisionThing and a lot of the other stuff that has been said here. I don't think this board has spoiler tags (or does it?), so SPOILER WARNING:
In addition to what has been said here, I didn't like the way they made V into a super-mutant. I felt that one of the most important messages in the original work was that change comes from ordinary people. Sure, the original V had heightened reflexes, too, but it only took one round to kill him. Which is another change I didn't like: in the original, many try to kill V but only the "enlightened" Finch can. The moment of his enlightenment, one of the crucial moments in the story, was basically omitted from the film. He just says he went to Larkhill and all of a sudden he had this feeling. Sure, that's how it happens in the book, but I suppose MPAA cencorship or fear of it led the producers to leave out the deliverer of this divine moment of truth ;)

Anyway, seeing the movie is better than not knowing the story at all. Still, I'm gonna have to do this one more time: read the original.

...and I trust I'll see all of you on the street with me when the revolution comes? ;)

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2006, 11:37:58 pm »
Yeah do read the original. There's a new print out and everything, so no excuse.

+++ MORE FUCKING SPOILERS +++

I see what Viktor is saying about the super mutant thing. I'd rather they'd have focused on the way he's portrayed as an insne genius in the comic by showing how he escaped from Larkhilll.

The change of death was disapointing, but at the same time the action sequence that replaced the understated original killing was stylish and entertaining.

Also, I wanted to see Ficnh go to Larkhill and get fucked up on LSD. That would have been awesome.

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Re: V for Vendetta
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2006, 12:30:36 am »
SPOILERS, OF COURSE

Yeah, the Larkhill scenes were also truly missed. After I watched the few scenes they shot about Larkhill, I sat thinking "I really do hope the Directors cut have the rest of the Larkhill parts".

The death scene wasn't that disappointing as much as it was unexpected. I was expecting Finch to kill him, and then they suddenly had that scene instead. Of course, as they dropped the plotting and intrigues between the Party members, they had to have another way of executing Susan. And it worked pretty well. The superhumanity of V in the scene was irritating, though, I agree.
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