The answers to many of our questions can be found in the movie "V"
Edited on Tue Sep-05-06 08:08 AM by Philosoraptor
V for Vendetta, the much hyped futuristic look at the bleak futures of England and America under the current trends, is all it is made out to be and more. I've read the hype, and I finally viewed it, and my mind is blown.
Is this movie bold or what? Does it lay it down in the dirt like no other movie? Or am I being too easy on it? Is it just an overblown "Batman" on acid?
The fictional main character answers many of the questions I see posted here often, and wheather I like to admit it or right, the movie made a lot of sense, especially the comparisons with bushco and the neo cons.
I highly recommend it for those who haven't checked it out yet, its not the new liberal bible by any means, but it does address many of the greatest threats to the world posed by fascism left unfettered.
I believe it deserves at least as much praise and perusal DU gave Michael Moore's political film F9-11. Its entertaining and artistic, simple, yet deep at the same time. I suggest it as a learning tool for our cause, not for it's violence, but for it's message, we should not fear our government, it should fear we, the people.
and you're right it does make it plain for any who has eyes to see....PLUS, you can't go wrong in a movie with Natalie Portman looking all kinds of yummy in the little miss innocent outift. but I digress...:evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:
...and I don't wish to rag on the movie, but if you haven't read the original comic book, please, PLEASE go and do so. The movie is a fun vehicle to take some of the book's message to the movie-going public, but the comic book itself is (ironically, some might say) for grown-ups.
I have read the graphic novel and I think the movie would reach more people and you can't make a movie long enough to contain all that's in the book. Some people can't sit still to read anything at all. For those who read, yes, I can say without reservation that I always, always, always prefer the book to the movie.
This movie visceraly depicts just exacly where all of this fear,fascism and religious fundamentalism is leading us!Hopefuly enough people will wake up in time to stop these evil scum from destroying our country and the rest of the world!
12. V for Vendetta is currently my favorite movie.
I have watched it at least 6 times now and it will remain one of my all time favorites. It is a powerful and stirring movie that is also entertaining. It has many messages, particularly how a nation may degenerate into what Britain had become in the movie and a clear warning to us. I loved the ending and was put to mind in one sense of the ending of The Return of the King at the final battle scene after the ring had been destroyed. For those who have not yet watched V for Vendetta, I highly recommend seeing it and more than once.
Plot Outline: A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
17. I just watched it for the first time last night--
I was amazed! I know the story dates to the 80's, but it seemed absolutely tailored to our current situation. I also realized how frightening it is that we now live in a world that is so near the tipping point. I am a little squeamish with blood, so I found some of the scenes, especially the last fighting scene underground to be too graphic for me, but otherwise I would highly recommend this film. I was also wondering, since I usually consider myself somewhat of a pacifist--are we now nearing a point where violence might be the last resort?
26. Are kids in school even reading 1984 or Animal Farm these days?
I remember reading both when I was in school and they had a huge impact on me.
I'd bet that Kids these days are probably not required to read either book in school. Instead they should be getting their "Path to 9/11" propaganda laden reading packets from Scholastic Books and Bush Co any day now....
The reality of "V" gets closer and closer every day. :scared:
29. Sounds like we were shaped by the same things.
I read Orwell in the 70s and learned a lot about Nazi Germany through my love of reading-mainly novels and some history/biographies-where many of the books were set in that time and place. And I LOVE the Twilight Zone! :)
53. Even in the movie, V did some very unheroic things.
V is actually somewhat psychotic. He did the mask ruse in the TV control room, which got an innocent schmuck shot, he murdered a whole bunch of people (granted, they deserved it,) he destroyed several monuments, and he tortured Evey, tricking her into thinking she was captured by Creedy's fingerman, black-bagged.
In the graphic novel, he commits quite a few more acts that aren't very nice... The novel goes into V's politics a bit more (in the movie, he's just a revolutionary against fascism, in the novel, he's a full blown anarchist.)
to the things on the peripheral of any scene. It's the quick little nods to what is happening to the US that makes this film really hit home <SPOILERS>>>>>>>>>>> At one point they speak of the civil war that has broken out in and devestated the US and you also see a flag with "Coalition of the Willing" printed across a swastika. There are a lot of little prophetic nods like that and the lead villian is a psycho religius zealot that Bush would be proud of.
suggesting a number of people pull the whole "protest in masks" thing except use Uncle Sam masks on the sunday before election day. I'm still waiting for someone to agree to meet me in Albany to represent for NY.
55. There's a lot to get you thinking in this film
The dominoes for symbology. I think V realized the one that didn't fall, which he removed and later placed on the switchbox on the train, represented him. He knew there was no place for him now that he'd set a new path in motion. His way was violence to answer violence and it was time for peace and rebuilding.
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