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« on: March 06, 2006, 09:55:39 PM »

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/v_for_vendetta/

Looks good thus far.  We'll have to see what the latter reviews say when we get closer...
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 11:49:12 PM »

I want this movie to be good. I want to enjoy seeing it. But, I have to say that nothing I've seen in any trailers has really impressed me that much. Hopefully that's because, for once, the movie makers are holding onto the good stuff and only teasing us with the trailer.

I look forward to the mass of reviews this week.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 12:27:46 AM »

Don't know how accurate it will be to the graphic novel, but the early buzz on the film itself has been outstanding.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006, 12:51:50 AM »

Vendetta = Good?

I just can't believe it.

I've had nearly zero interest in it since the first day I heard about it and nothing I've seen has caused my interest level to increase.

So count me in the doubters group.

If I hear differently from everyone here in a few weeks then I'll go see and gladly eat my words if it is good.

But for right now - I just can't wrap my mind around that concept.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006, 01:23:26 AM »

Well, they have quite a few scenes from the novel, and quite a few scenes not from the novel in the trailers.

I really liked the graphic novel, so I hope this one at least stays true to the message.  Not that I particularly agreed with all of the message, but it's still a powerful statement.

I'm actually hoping someone steps up and makes a movie based on "The Watchmen".
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006, 01:52:04 AM »

Ok, seriously - what is a graphic novel?  Is that what we are calling comic books so it doesn't sound like the owner lives in his parents basement?
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 02:00:58 AM »

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Ok, seriously - what is a graphic novel?  Is that what we are calling comic books so it doesn't sound like the owner lives in his parents basement?


That's it, I'm gonna smack ya.....

A graphic novel is a larger, magazine-size format in trade paperback form, usually a self-contained story as opposed to serialized monthly installment.

There, consider yourself enlightened unibrow
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 03:14:59 AM »

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Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Ok, seriously - what is a graphic novel?  Is that what we are calling comic books so it doesn't sound like the owner lives in his parents basement?


That's it, I'm gonna smack ya.....

A graphic novel is a larger, magazine-size format in trade paperback form, usually a self-contained story as opposed to serialized monthly installment.

There, consider yourself enlightened unibrow

But I have all the original V for Vendetta comic books.  Explain that, Foo'!! :?
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006, 03:32:33 AM »

I prefer the graphic novels.  Their collectable value is generally far lower, so you don't feel guilt not reading them while wearing gloves and sitting inside a cleanroom, turning the pages with tweasers.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006, 04:02:52 AM »

I have'nt been into comics in many many years so I have no idea what this movie is about. My only thought when i see the trailer with the wierd fake guy with a silly mustach twirling his pistols in "man that looks like one of the puppets from Puppet Master" smile
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2006, 05:47:27 AM »

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Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Ok, seriously - what is a graphic novel?  Is that what we are calling comic books so it doesn't sound like the owner lives in his parents basement?


That's it, I'm gonna smack ya.....

A graphic novel is a larger, magazine-size format in trade paperback form, usually a self-contained story as opposed to serialized monthly installment.

There, consider yourself enlightened unibrow

But I have all the original V for Vendetta comic books.  Explain that, Foo'!! :?


Some people refer to collected editions in trade paperback as graphic novels.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2006, 06:24:13 AM »

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/v_for_vendetta/trailer/large.html

Found a much better trailer for it though it still perplexes me.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2006, 06:53:19 AM »

It seems like a Zoro ripoff, complete with him making a swoosh V with his blades.  I hope I'm wrong.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2006, 01:26:37 AM »

If she wore a Burger King mask, I'd go see it.
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2006, 03:48:01 AM »

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It seems like a Zoro ripoff, complete with him making a swoosh V with his blades.  I hope I'm wrong.


Unless it COMPLETELY deviates from the comic, you are. biggrin
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2006, 05:36:25 AM »

This is actually sort of a British thing if I recall from reading the back of the comic.

Basically, they (used to?) burn this effigy of this guy who tried to blow up the houses of parlaiment.  I think the effigy had a mask similar to the one V wears.

In V for Vendetta, it's a kind of role reversal where the same person who was demonified is now the good guy.

The mask is also there for reasons you'll discover in the movie.
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2006, 09:01:23 AM »

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This is actually sort of a British thing if I recall from reading the back of the comic.

Basically, they (used to?) burn this effigy of this guy who tried to blow up the houses of parlaiment.  I think the effigy had a mask similar to the one V wears.

In V for Vendetta, it's a kind of role reversal where the same person who was demonified is now the good guy.

The mask is also there for reasons you'll discover in the movie.


It really isn't a role reversal at all.  Both were after the same thing: revolution.  And that is all I will say about that (spoilers).

Edit: I guess it might be considered as such, as Guy Fawkes was considered something of a bad guy, while V is something of a protaganist.

V for Vendetta, along with the Watchmen is one of the greatest graphic novels of all time.  I just hope the W bros don't get too contemporary with the politics in their story.

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