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V for Vendetta

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people

Oh I am soooo up for this

22 comments to V for Vendetta

  • Ork

    Fantasy, I’m afraid. You’ll be afraid of your government for the rest of your lives, and you’ll never do anything about it.

  • Bernie

    That is possibly the most promissing strapline in cinema history Perry. I hope it lives up to it.

  • Andy Dwelly

    It’s based on a graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore. Recommended. I just hope the film lives up to the book.

  • ernest young

    Of course they should be, – and they are, – why else have they been so adamant in banning personal firearms.

    Is it coincidence that their firearm prohbition dates roughly from the date of Percival’s assasination, while he was PM?

  • ernest young

    Percevel – 1812

  • It’s based on a graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore

    Yes indeed, which is why I am so longing forward to it.

  • Me to but its a pity that in the graphic novel and the film they still make the same old error of definition.

  • Grant Gould

    Hello? Movie adaptation of an Alan Moore comic? Which part of “doomed to fail or suck” did you not understand?

    It’ll be dreadful, or else entirely fail to happen.

    Or both.

  • fFreddy

    Bah. Student anti-Thatcherism.
    Now, when they get around to DR & Quinch …

  • Ooooh… QuickTime. Too bad I’ll never see the trailer.

  • The Last Toryboy

    Oh, wow. Is that from that old comic? The Guy Fawkes anarchist?


    I grew up on a diet of Judge Dredd and similar things.

  • The Last Toryboy

    I see it is. Excellent!!!

  • Government afraid of the people? 100,000 dead? So it’s a movie critiquing the invasion of Iraq and glorifying freedom fighters, is it? Great! Now that I will enjoy!

  • Oh, and here’s Moore on the script:

    Alan gave some details about bits of the V For Vendetta shooting script he’d seen. “It was imbecilic; it had plot holes you couldn’t have got away with in Whizzer And Chips in the nineteen sixties. Plot holes no one had noticed.”

    What Moore found most laughable however were the details. “They don’t know what British people have for breakfast, they couldn’t be bothered. ‘Eggy in a basket’ apparently. Now the US have ‘eggs in a basket,’ which is fried bread with a fried egg in a hole in the middle. I guess they thought we must eat that as well, and thought ‘eggy in a basket’ was a quaint and Olde Worlde version. And they decided that the British postal service is called Fedco. They’ll have thought something like, ‘well, what’s a British version of FedEx… how about FedCo? A friend of mine had to point out to them that the Fed, in FedEx comes from ‘Federal Express.’ America is a federal republic, Britain is not.”

  • IMDB says that the two stars are Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman.

    I think we can assume that Weaving will put in a good performance (though he might fall victim to poor scripting or poor directing). The question is Portman.

    Was she wasted as Amidala, or was the part of Amidala wasted on her? (Or did they deserve each other?)

    By the way, think this is going to be another trainwreck of an Alan Moore film adaptation? The possibilities for miscasting are endless… Who would you cast for the part of Rorschach? How about for the Comedian?

  • The Happy Rampager

    This movie is going to have some terrible joke dialogue. Worse than even the Matrix scripts.


    “This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vangquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

    The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.”


    Are you like, a crazy-person?

    If the trailer is anything to go by, this will be in the film.

  • snide

    Ooooh… QuickTime. Too bad I’ll never see the trailer.

    What’s wrong with Quicktiime?

  • snide

    So it’s a movie critiquing the invasion of Iraq and glorifying freedom fighters, is it? Great! Now that I will enjoy!

    No, Phil, but I hear there is a film glorifying fascist appologists and opposing overthrowing facism in Iraq coming out soon that you might enjoy.

  • lol police

    And no., this has absolutely nothing to do with Iraq or any form of current events, as the comic was released in the late 80s, if I recall well. Not every form of political commentary içs somehow mystically related to current events and I’m really tired of people just assuming it all is despite their age. It’s a, to upt it mildly, silly and hip accusation, as far as I can tell and really doesn’t speak for people’s ability to understand or their capacity to remember such a thing as the past.

  • “Who would you cast for the part of Rorschach? How about for the Comedian?”

    The Comedian, if Terry Gilliam had made it 15 years ago like everybody thought he was going to, I would’ve said Harvey Keitel or Dennis Farina. Now, I dunno. Rorschach, off the top of my head, Sam Rockwell. He’s little, he’s in shape, he’s crazy. I can see him facedown in the rain with the cops pulling his mask off, screaming like a lunatic.