V For Vendetta: The Movie

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uh unarmed except for a train loaded with dynamite that blows up the houses of parliament

I said it has A SCENE in which protesters face down tanks, not that this is the only thing that happens in the film. If that was the only thing that happened in the film it would probably be a bit boring.

The New Dirty Vicar, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

it just seems so sloppy. once you get past the novelty of "ooh look they're quoting Beaudrillard!" it's just kind of a mess of ideas that don't really fit together in a coherent way. and, not being a goth, I don't swoon over people in trenchcoats and sunglasses shooting at each other in the rain or whatever... I got a similar cognitive dissonance thing with Inception, where the characters are occupying an imagined/dreamed world but their dreams are all so action-movie conventional.

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lots of janitors have something to say (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

or, y'know, people are in a war against machines so what tools are they using? more machines. oh, yeah that seems like a bright idea.

lots of janitors have something to say (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

yes but you go into entertainment predisposed to hate it

anarcho-misogynist puppies (DJP), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

(nb: that was not a serious comment)

anarcho-misogynist puppies (DJP), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

This was one of the first ILE threads in which I participated!

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't know the source material at all but this movie was ridiculously bad

horseshoe, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw it with friends and said something like, "well that was a turd" as we walked out and they were all >:[. it turned out they all liked it. i learned a valuable lesson about stfu that day.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

If the screenwriters had rewritten the movie so that Stephen Fry was the Big Brother, then it would have been awesome.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw it with friends and said something like, "well that was a turd" as we walked out and they were all >:[. it turned out they all liked it. i learned a valuable lesson about stfu that day.

― horseshoe, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:15 PM (4 minutes ago)

i learned this same lesson at a little movie called 300

lemon kerrang! (jjjusten), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok to be fair i didnt actually lean the lesson of stfu, but i was given the opportunity and squandered it

lemon kerrang! (jjjusten), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

but yeah tacking on a trad fist-in-the-air we-the-people ending to a story that ended on a vague, disquieting, totally unresolved note was always gonna be an ugh.

― strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:28 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

haha yeah before i realized how much i was alienating everyone i was like, "isn't that ending kind of...fascist?"

horseshoe, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw it with friends and said something like, "well that was a turd" as we walked out and they were all >:[. it turned out they all liked it. i learned a valuable lesson about stfu that day.

― horseshoe, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:15 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

hope you learned a valuable lesson about friends too

☂ (max), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

the answer is yes, totally

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lots of janitors have something to say (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's an unpleasant experience watching a would-be blockbuster with the wrong kind of friends.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

aw they're nice people! seriously, i have learned that many people don't want to jump into an impassioned argument about whether a movie was horrible/the best ever immediately after seeing it.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

have there been any other recent movies about mass uprisings/civil unrest/rebellion (or whatever)? this is the only one i can think of, which might explain why its imagery's been coopted by contemporary protest movements/scientology-hating nerds

☂ (max), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

horseshoe i had the same experience as you after seeing the matrix 2 at midnight with a bunch of people. there is a photo somehwere of me w/ like a dozen people and they are all giving a thumbs up and i am the only person in the group giving a thumbs down

i feel as though i have been vindicated by history

☂ (max), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

i feel like you have posted about that before and it made me lol on that occasion as well

horseshoe, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha probably. it was a formative experience in my time as a young contrarian. i have to find that photo

☂ (max), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

have there been any other recent movies about mass uprisings/civil unrest/rebellion (or whatever)?

there was that one about the aliens in south africa and that one about the blue people lol

lots of janitors have something to say (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

t/s "THE END?" vs "THE END" followed by a 5 second pause at which point the question mark dissolves into view

― lemon kerrang! (jjjusten), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:26 (47 minutes ago) Permalink

it really depends on the film. If you're talking Inception the former, Black Swan the latter.

― da croupier, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:28 (45 minutes ago)

This comment is fantastic imo

Gravel Puzzleworth, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

i learned this same lesson at a little movie called 300

― lemon kerrang! (jjjusten), Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:20 PM (28 minutes ago)

I learn it all over again every time Sandra Bullock makes a movie.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

You have friends who go to the theater to watch Sandra Bullock movies? (I understand DVD)

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

My wife is a Bullock fangirl.

Mr. Patrick Batman (WmC), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

What images immediately embody rebellion in recent decades? Let me suggest two: the smiley face for the ecstasy generation in the late 80s and early 90s, and the V mask which is currently the icon of global anti-capitalist protest. Both images have spread beneath the level of corporate dictat: neither were concocted by an advertising agency. Both were, and are, recognisable across the planet, and were communicated as memes from user to user.

okay, sure
More remarkably, both emerged from the work of one man - Alan Moore, a working-class Northampton comics writer with a polymath's range of references, and a really rather scary beard. It is hard to suggest another creative artist - certainly not a British one - who has had such an impact on popular culture and above all popular protest.

The smiley face came from Watchmen, his seminal counter-factual exploration of superheroes and politics...


uhh...

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is all wrong

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

OG smiley face was created by an advertising agency, V's Guy Fawkes mask is obviously more of a folk thing but is owned by Time Warners.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i'd intended to cut the last couple sentences out of the first quote block. i'm okay, for the sake of argument, with the suggestion that these are important symbols of rebellion.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

you know who should have directed this? the ghost of alan clarke.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 11 May 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

was gonna go for whoever did that 60s Batman movie

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Friday, 11 May 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry is that what happened irl?

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Friday, 11 May 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

adam west/burt ward v for vendetta would be good too

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

burt ward has a look of skinheady sadsack about him

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

If the screenwriters had rewritten the movie so that Stephen Fry was the Big Brother, then it would have been awesome.

― The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, June 15, 2011 2:17 PM (10 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

have never seen this movie but knew stephen fry was in it and until now had assumed he was the big brother, just like how when i heard he was in sherlock holmes 2 A GAME OF SHADOWS i assumed he was moriarty. but he wasn't. what the hell. how hard is this.

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Saturday, 12 May 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink


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