Monday, July 17, 2006
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left..."
-- Bertrand Russell
"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior
Everywhere is war..."
-- Bob Marley
Saturday, July 08, 2006
V for Vapid Visual Venture...
So I finally got around to watching "V for Vendetta".
I must say I had been looking forward to this for months.
I should've known better - eager anticipation, always results in a let down...
Mixed feelings, I like it, I hate it - but generally, I was not very impressed with the film.
It's unfortunate, because it had many valid points - however, too many clichés, forced scenarios, weak dialogue, over-lapping ideas (that are somewhat contradictory), and poor performances from seemingly "acclaimed" actors.
(Great voice-over by Hugo Weaving though).
It deals with a variety of touchy topics such as of Violence, Terrorism, Anarchy, Fascism, American foreign policy and Homophobia.
[Keep in mind that this was supposed to be released last November 5th, however (supposedly) delayed due to the London Underground terrorist activities of last summer.]
I think they tried to fit too much in, and it ended up being a confused socio-political statement, that is neither here nor there.
Good content - Bad execution.
It's too bad really... It could have been so much better.
To me, it was more like:
V for Vile fake English accent (courtesy of the Mis-cast Miss Natalie Portman).
V for Vaunt Hollywood-big-budget-box-office-driven-attempt (from the makers of the Matrix).
V for Victims of poor comic book adaptation into film (an ANIME version would have worked better).
V for Validating terrorism (if done in the name of "Anarchy").
V for Vhat a Vaste of $54 million.
[You're better off reading George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four".]