Tuesday, August 29, 2006

V For Vendetta

V for Vendetta (Amazon Link - The Graphic Novel)
V for Vendetta [2006](Amazon link - dvd)

Finally managed to get time to see this on dvd. It really wasn't as bad as I was expecting.
(Of course, seeing as how late it is now and how tired I am, don't expect the world's greatest film review.)
Obviously, given that V for Vendetta is one of my favourite Alan Moore stories, and given that he's had absolutely nothing to do with this adaptation, I knew it would never be as good as the graphic novel, but even so, not bad for a movie.
Thank god they didn't take too many liabilities with the plot and story. Of course, they dropped a lot of the detail and characterisation, but unless they made the thing a 16 hour tv movie they were never going to be able to get too deeply into Alan Moore's brilliantly structured back story and could never hope to portray the complex and troubled emotions of the main characters.
Oh well, not great then, but not bad, not bad at all.

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