“V” for “Vamoose” April 8, 2006Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Drama.
I confess it right now. I have been very interested in "V" for Vendetta. Not least of my reasons are the stars: Natalie Portman (outside of Star Wars) is generally a very intriguing actress who is also easy on the eyes, and Hugo Weaving has been sublime in every role I have ever seen him in; especially in The Matrix, an otherwise useless film that has Weaving cracking me up as Agent Smith.
But I had already had some serious threads of doubt. Reports that the film glorified vigilante justice, almost to the point of endorsing terrorism.
Then through my ever-vigilant son I came upon this review from decentfilms.com. In addition to endorsing the concern about terrorism, I also find now that the Wachowski brothers engage in a more than a little bit of gratuitous Catholic bashing. So much so, in fact, that it apprantly (in addition to other sins) forced "V"'s comic book father Alan Moore to disscociate himself from the project.
Yet, even with those caveats, I was ready to give it a try, until I saw this. Not that big a deal, you say? Well, consider that the link comes from the reprehensible Michaemoore.com, and the actual link looks like this:
'V for Vendetta' "Go see this movie!" — Michael Moore
AIIIGGGHHHH!!!! Michael Moore says this is a good film???
MOON BAT ALERT!!!!! RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!
I'll just have to wait for another chance to see Portman and Weaving in action.