Not that I set out expecting to be disappointed…

“V for Vendetta” was not what it should have been.

I understand why Alan Moore (the author of the book) had his name removed from the movie altogether. I am disappointed that the Wachowski brothers would sell out so badly on this.

The manufactured love story absolutely destroyed everything the character V was supposed to be.

The cry for support and the common man’s march destroyed everything the character V was supposed to be.
Evey’s strength from the start ruined the coolness of her evolution.

The world was underdeveloped.

The choice of V’s music was prosaic, as opposed to the clever, thoroughly thought out choices in the book.
The virus threat and allusions to American society were contrived and lame. Can’t anybody be subtle anymore?
The artificial character of Gordon was ridiculous.

Finch was very cool.

Valerie’s story and Evey’s capture were very cool.

That’s all I can say. I don’t want to be angry about this. I had been warned ahead of time that it was shit, but I figured it wouldn’t be so bad.

Even William Gibson gave it a positive review, but that dude put his name on New Rose Hotel, which is probably even worse than Eight Crazy Nights and just behind Star Wars Christmas Special as the worst movie of all time.

My apologies. I departed for 15 minutes to bitch about how awful Marie Antoinette is going to be (Kirsten Dunst is poo-poo in frosting). I am overheating with cinematic fury. But SteelBuddha has reassured me that life will still go on. Everything will be ok…


  1. TomO says:

    I’m not so sure. Call me an 80s bitch at heart, but the New Order trailor sold me. While Sofia Coppola did f-up Virgin Suicides (at least I think so, way too much of the book left out to get how the girls feel into darkness), Lost in Translation was a great second effort.

    Ok, maaaaaybe I still have a little crush on Kirsten. And on New Order. Sue me.

  2. izzy says:

    a coworker that i don’t trust LOVED the movie. my distrust of her judgement has deepened.

  3. Well, I know someone who hadn’t read the graphic novel and really liked the movie, but they were also suspect of a few elements, such as the love subplot. Definitely forced and unnatural.