5 replies on ““V for Vendetta” Trailer”

  1. Yay for acting
    The trailer is good. Portman looks to be flexing her acting chops which is nice to see. I hope she doesn’t become typcasted for these genre movies though, she has a very flexible range that I’d like to see in more types of movies.

    The effects are looking pretty unique as well, the flying daggers especially. I hope this turns out to be redemption for the brothers after the Matrix flops.

  2. Moore Not Happy With VFV

    As was pointed out in a /. post, Alan Moore the writer of V for Vendetta is not happy with the movie (or with DC comics) and has disassociated himself from both. It actually appears to be part of a larger disaffection with Hollywood in general, stemming particularly from the film version of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    Here are the relevant parts from tfa:

    Alan On The “V For Vendetta” Movie

    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,’ whish 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.”

    David Lloyd was reported to have commented on the script at the recent Bristol comics convention. Superherohype posted a fan report talking to Lloyd, saying “he thinks it was very good for an Action Thriller, but is very much different from the Graphic Novel. He said that the character of Evey is less of a victim in this film and that he had met with The Wachoski Brothers.”

  3. never heard of it
    Having never heard of it and after watching the trailer… I have no interest. looks like a renter.

    • Re: never heard of it

      Having never heard of it and after watching the trailer… I have no interest. looks like a renter.

      Make sure you get the graphic novel though. One of the best ever.

  4. Read the Comic Again

    Just re-read the series, in graphic novel form, for the first time in over ten years. Definitely would not have picked this one for a movie adaptation. It’ll be interesting to see how they turn it into a film. So much of the plot comes through in characters’ thoughts–it’s not easy to translate such things into action (although they managed to do it very well in the Lord of the Rings trilogy). Perhaps they’ll turn it into a statement about civil insurrection and liberty, while skipping the lessons in chaos and anarchy that are in the comic series. The other thing is length. The original series was ten comics, and the graphic novel is 250+ pages. How they’ll fit that into a 100-minute movie could be critical. Unless the scriptwriters are really good, I’m betting a lot of the nuances will be lost in translation.

    Taking another look at the trailer, however, it seems like they’ve got some of the basics down. I see a lot more interaction between V and Evey, and I’m a bit disturbed by V justifying his hatred of the government–he never did that in the comics. And the bit about the government hiding 100,000 deaths. They certainly never hid the deaths in the comics; I think everyone in the government pretty much knew about and accepted them.

    Of course, the real reason to see the movie is Natalie Portman bald.

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