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Anybody Seen V For Vendetta?  
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Last night I was dragged to the cinema to see V for Vendetta, the new action movie based on comic characters. I knew little about the film, other than the basic story plot and that the film crew was allowed to film near the Houses of Parliament, permission for which has always denied in the past. Strange that they made an exception in this case, but obviously the fact that Euan Blair, the PM's son, was a crew member had nothing to do with it.

I have to say that I have never seen such a load of c**p. The acting was appallingly bad, the dialogue must have been specifically written for the brain dead, and the story - ludicrous even by comic book standards! The film had all the hallmarks that it had been directed by a novice director. I kept nodding off to sleep through sheer boredom, but after enduring 50 minutes of this film and the boredom, I walked out of the cinema.

Anybody else seen it? Am I alone thinking it is this year's turkey?


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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

I was thinking about going to see it but I'll thrust you on your opinion cause when I was younger I read some of the comics and even they were real BS.
Anyway haven't seen it, yet but I reckon it's not gonna happen anymore.

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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 1):
but I reckon it's not gonna happen anymore

Trust me you will not be missing anything!

 bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

From the first second of the movie I thought "this is so cheesy" and then it went downhill.


I can't understand why there's a whole crew of people who wake up in the morning to invest energy and resources in this.

I don't understand this industry. How is there money and time in the world to produce something like this? How are there people who pay money to see something like this?

Me and a friend were in a hurry to pick a movie, imdb.com and rottentomatoes.com topped it over "The New World", plus these are the same folks from the Matrix.

The result was painful.

Kay


User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Awww... sorry to hear it's so bad...

I was really looking forwards to this... have been for around 3 months now... but if it's this bad, I don't know if i can be bothered to go and watch it...

Too bad..  Sad


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Quoting BCAL (Thread starter):
Strange that they made an exception in this case, but obviously the fact that Euan Blair, the PM's son,

I hate the way the government denies special treatment all the time, when it is painfully obvious that it is happening!

I've actually read that the film is quite good - but then I suppose it depends on what you look for in a film!



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

The movie got alot of bad reviews, so in that case i'll stay away from it.


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User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

Oh feck it, I'll watch it just for the sake of laughing at the gay looking mask Big grin

User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Odd.. I thought it was a very good movie, when I was only expecting a campy action film.

Oh well, to each their own.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1066 times:
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hell the writer, Alan Moore, who created the characters did not want his name associated with the movie. he's been burned too many times by movie writers who feel the need to imprint their own stamp on someone elses creation (instead of creating their own characters, or simply writing something true to the story line shortcutting only for time compression purposes).

A good example (good as in agreed to by most fans) of comics to film success was Batman Begins. A bad example was Batman and Robin (I still want to kick Schumachers ass for this). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen....also by Moore, is another crappy movie that should have been great.

What happens is a piece of literature (and comics do fall into that category, like it or not) is a hot property and some movie exec options it. Then a team of accountants participates in the creative process and decides that names are necessary, even if they don't fit the character (some assmonkey wanted to cast Mr. Demi Moore as Batman), and they need some director to make a commercial above all else movie (some idiot wanted McG to make Superman and he wanted Beyonce as Lois Lane) so they almost killed the deal.

Egos get in the way and movies get screwed up.

I'd like to see more Blade, Spiderman and Batman Begins examples and less of the rest......



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

Quoting BCAL (Thread starter):
I have never seen such a load of c**p

I could have told you that! Big grin It's even been beaten at the box office by the Pink Panther!!

Never mind...Inside Man is out on friday, supposed to be good too.  Wink



User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Might as well stick to Nollywood and Bollywood instead of jumping to Hollywood


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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1049 times:
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Well I was planning on seeing it, but now Im glad I saw The Pink Panther (which I found a laugh).


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User currently offlineMNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

I saw it, and i actually did like it. The Movie from a movie-only prespective is not all that it could be. But there are alot of diffrent elements. One can clearly see corruption, Communism, Totalirism, and the bad side of democracy. I think its one of those movies that makes you think for a while after you have left the theater.

I must agree tho it was poorly made, but i guess it that that bring out the deeper thought, rather than just images on the screen.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

I thought it was a really good film!

But hey, my tastes in pretty much anything can be controversial!

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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

It wasn't bad, one of the better popcorn movies in theaters at the moment.

As a near future movie, it's one of the best I've seen. No hover motorcycles like in the Island, super-human robots in iRobot, or sentient computer programs in the Matrix. Everything in the movie is reasonable for 2015-2020. The backstory is feasable. There isn't as much action as I expected, but the ending is cool.

Worth seeing if you've got some time and $5 to kill.


User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 988 times:

I saw it Friday (3/17) with a group of friends when it came out and we loved it. I thought it gave a very interesting look into a scenario based on current events such as Iraq and the global economy and their effect on the future. Although I thought the story line of the medical facility didn't fit well, overall it was a great movie and we plan to see it again this Friday if we can. I definitely recommend it.


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User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 8):
Odd.. I thought it was a very good movie, when I was only expecting a campy action film.

Oh well, to each their own.

I liked it as well. The message was obvious, but it's one that I agree with, so I didn't mind. It wasn't the best movie ever, but it certainly wasn't as bad as some of you are making it out to be.



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User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 964 times:

If Queen Amidala appears Naked Ill go and see it...if not...well ...


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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 15):
Worth seeing if you've got some time and $5 to kill.

$5 to kill?! WOW! That will barely get me a soda at our theaters here!  Smile

I thought it had some interesting commentary on current events. It's not a blockbuster, but it was entertainment.

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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 929 times:

I saw it on Saturday and I enjoyed it. That particular auditorium was sold out BTW. There are some interesting things to think about with it, but it's anyone's opinion. I'd say see it if you tend to like a majority of movies you see, but if you're really picky about your movies then stay away.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Quoting FLY777UAL (Reply 19):
$5 to kill?! WOW! That will barely get me a soda at our theaters here!

A AMC theartre in the hill towns near me has a matne for 3 bucks. went couple weeks ago and it cost me 10 bucks. Movie, popcorn, and soda.... great deal



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User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Quoting BCAL (Thread starter):
I have to say that I have never seen such a load of c**p. The acting was appallingly bad, the dialogue must have been specifically written for the brain dead, and the story - ludicrous even by comic book standards! The film had all the hallmarks that it had been directed by a novice director. I kept nodding off to sleep through sheer boredom, but after enduring 50 minutes of this film and the boredom, I walked out of the cinema.

Anybody else seen it? Am I alone thinking it is this year's turkey?

Yes I've seen it and I think your critcisms are a bit extreme. I liked it, and would recommend it to my friends. Please give an example of the "appalingly bad acting", the "brain dead dialogue", or the "ludicrous story".

-IR


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 885 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 8):
I thought it was a very good movie



Quoting Vasu (Reply 14):
I thought it was a really good film!



Quoting Kevi747 (Reply 17):
I liked it as well

 checkmark  I thought it was a good movie!


User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 21):

A AMC theartre in the hill towns near me has a matne for 3 bucks. went couple weeks ago and it cost me 10 bucks. Movie, popcorn, and soda.... great deal

Multiply those 3 bucks times 6 and you approximately get what we usually pay for a ticket here in Switzerland  Sad


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 25, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 869 times:

Quoting AviationMaster (Reply 24):
Multiply those 3 bucks times 6 and you approximately get what we usually pay for a ticket here in Switzerland

good god, 18 bucks for ONE TICKET... holy shit....


But I just got back from V, and its an awesome, very beleiveable movie. Id love to be able to discuss it with you folks, but it seems as if no one liked it..  Sad



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