V for Vendetta is a milestone. Maybe not a big marker, but a milestone nonetheless.It is anti-establishment redux.
I liked the movie, but, Tony, your reviews are terribly naive. Why would it not have been released 3 years ago? What's so sophisticated about it? A landmark building blows up? We haven't seen that before? BTW, when did the graphic novel come out? Hello?V the movie is Orwell minus most of the thinking plus a ton of unrealistic matrix-like action. I can't complain, but you make it sound like such a huge deal, which it is not. What the Wachowskis did is mostly shallow (i.e. blatant religious imagery) and here you are making such a huge deal of it."Times and attitudes change. When I was teaching college students in the 1980s, I once asked who among them was anti-Establishment. Not a single person in the class was. When I showed The Graduate -- which had once occasioned great applause -- at the end as Ben and Elaine fled on a bus, my students asked. "Where are their things?" I doubt if audiences seeing V for Vendetta will ask, "Where are their things?" "Do you seriously believe this crap? There is nothing new here. And there is actually a whole lot less stupid anti-establishment thinking nowadays. probably thanks to the fact that such thinking has been exposed as completely wrong-headed and dangerously naive. But you taught film... you must really know your stuff.
May 19 - 07:24 PM