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It's Just Finished. Hallelujah!

No wonder Alan Moore took his name off the credits.

Well cast,and better than "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" - but that isn't saying much.

Read the comic book instead.

notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 10 Responses Dec 20, 2008

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Our election day was actually on November 4th as usual, but I can see how you might think that.

here's one version:<br />
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I'm a hardened sceptic who follows the evidence but I discount nothing. If producers think there's a dollar to be made by reflecting the zeitgeist...<br />
Thanks for the video suggestion. I'll check it out.

Do you suppose it was deliberately made to mirror the conspiracy theories that came out after 9/11? <br />
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There is an amusing video that someone made and put on youtube which uses the speech towards the end where V (in disguise) explains the story of the corrupt government in the movie. They insert images of Bush and Cheney in all the right parts and the similarities are a little uncanny lol. Not that I believe the 9/11 "truthers", but it's still interesting nonetheless.

You've pretty much got it. The original screenplay was much closer to Moore's comic,but movies can take years to get to screen. The rewrites tried to make it "contemporary" as well as short enough for one film,and Moore feels a lot was lost in the process. They certainly cut a lot of anarchy and drugs,which matters. Alan Moore was inspired by the Thatcher administration of the 1980s - the whole "neo-con vs liberal" shtick wasn't part of it,though that obviously resonated with many who saw the film.<br><br />
McTeague said his treatment was inspired by Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers",and it shows. That happens to be (SFX aside) a much better film in every possible way. It's also a true story which rewards repeated viewings. As a matter of interest,it's the film they showed to US officers in the runup to the invasion of Iraq.

I admire many things about V's character in the movie (don't worry, I don't admire or advocate everything. I'm not a psychopath). <br />
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While I haven't read the comic, I've heard from people who had and they said they were upset at how the character in the movie was totally different, and the relationship with Evey was also completely changed. Is it true that he's less of an idealist and more of an anarchist in the book? I've heard that statement too, though I don't really know what it means. He seems like an anarchist in the movie to me. <br />
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ah well.

Your avatar suggests you're a fan,as well as a wiseguy! : )<br />
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As it happens,1. Terrorism offends me like anybody else,but any of my friends will tell you that my insults to the "current (i.e. pre 20 January 2009) conservative president and administration" have been anything but thinly-veiled!

Of the people that I've come across that have hated this movie, I've found they fall into 3 groups. They have been:<br />
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1. Those that have read the comic, or: <br />
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2. Extreme right wing people who were offended at the terrorism tactics, and bristled at the thinly veiled insults at our current conservative president and administration, or:<br />
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3. Those that have read the comic and are extreme right wingers who were offended at the terrorism tactics and bristled at the thinly veiled insults at our current conservative president and administration. <br />
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Out of curiosity, which of these three groups would you fit in?

Think I'd prefer thumbscrews...

Oh.... I liked it. Saw it twice!