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billyleake at 3:26PM, March 7, 2006
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Anyone going to see this? I'm kinda hesitant after what they did to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen which is extremely un-watchable. I think Alan Moore deserves better.
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magickmaker at 4:07PM, March 7, 2006
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I'm iffy.
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ccs1989 at 12:08PM, March 8, 2006
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I'll…maybe I'll rent it. Maybe.
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Ian Jay at 1:05PM, March 8, 2006
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Hey, it could be good. TIME magazine gave it high marks. …Then again, since when has TIME been any sort of accurate barometer for public sentiment? (They predicted that Chicken Little would be the hit summer flick of 2005.)

Still, I kind of have a thing for dystopian science fiction. And (to gauge by the previews) a lot of crap blows up! Waaay more stuff than in the Matrix trilogy entire! Whoooooooooooooooo!

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billyleake at 1:45PM, March 8, 2006
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That's true Ian Jay, stuff blowing up does kick ass.
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ccs1989 at 1:10PM, March 9, 2006
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Besides the fact that although V for Vendetta is more straightforward then some of Moore's other works, there's a lot in the medium itself that would be hard to do on the screen. A simple ‘adaptation’ to movie form alone might not do it justice. I just hope the actors don't act so fake like they seem to do in almost every other comic book movie.
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SarahN at 1:22PM, March 9, 2006
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I almost think it'd look better without the guy in the mask….but I guess that's how the comic was….sooo….meh. Whatever. Perhaps I'll rent it one day.
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Terminal at 6:05PM, March 9, 2006
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Let`s see. I don`t know what to say, should I drip my reply in sarcasm or say this movie is gonna fail. Well, maybe neither. Maybe I`ll just use the money I have in my pocket and go see the thing. Maybe it`ll be good, maybe it`ll suck, maybe it might be semi bad but good in such a way that is unheard of. I don`t know. But I guess I have to give it an open mind and go watch the damn thing.

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bloodlyvendetta at 4:28PM, March 18, 2006
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I watched it yesterday and wow it was better than I thought *nod nod*
there is some plot change and switch of scenes in the movie, but overall its a 10/10 :D
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ccs1989 at 6:41PM, March 18, 2006
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Really? Really?!

Huh.
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Hawk at 1:12AM, March 19, 2006
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So, I wonder if the Wachowskis stole this story as well.
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magickmaker at 7:11AM, March 19, 2006
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Stole? What?
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ccs1989 at 7:36AM, March 19, 2006
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The Matrix trilogy WAS based on a lot of stuff, but it had some really original parts to it as well. And this time, since they're basing it on the comic then it's not really ‘stealing’.
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chezz at 4:54AM, March 21, 2006
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for me the movie is kinda good you guys should watch it…… :D
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SpANG at 6:56AM, March 21, 2006
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Anyone noticing the underlying polical nature of the film?

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Tyrapendragon at 7:31AM, March 21, 2006
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I went to see it with a group of friends on Saturday. We all enjoyed it. The original comic series was supposed to be a commentary on Margaret Thatcher's goverment, but I could see it applied to modern times as well.
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ccs1989 at 12:42PM, March 21, 2006
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I also thought it was great, though I enjoyed the first 1/2 a lot more than the second.

Funny, I enjoyed the second part of the graphic novel better than the first. I still haven't seen the movie though.

I'm still hesitant to see this. I just love the graphic novel so much (although not as much as Watchmen) and I don't really think this will be anything near as good. I mean, it's got Natalie Portman in it! That's terrible!
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Tyrapendragon at 1:39PM, March 21, 2006
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I thought she did a good job, but I haven't read the original graphic novels. One of my friends pointed out that it's hard for a good actor or actress to do much with bad writing and bad directing, so you might want to give her the benifit of the doubt after her Star Wars performance.
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marine at 7:39PM, March 21, 2006
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I'm going to do my best to get the film rights to Supreme. I'd only use the Alan Moore stuff from that too, cause damn.

I wouldn't even attempt The Watchmen. I belive that the only way to properly do it is how Gilliam wanted it done, as a 12 part miniseries. An hour long, that way you could fit in as much stuff as you could. Possibly begging and ending with a reading of the documents. I'd also feature the robison curou like story that kid was reading.
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Ian Jay at 3:40PM, March 22, 2006
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I'm going to do my best to get the film rights to Supreme. I'd only use the Alan Moore stuff from that too, cause damn.

I wouldn't even attempt The Watchmen. I belive that the only way to properly do it is how Gilliam wanted it done, as a 12 part miniseries. An hour long, that way you could fit in as much stuff as you could. Possibly begging and ending with a reading of the documents. I'd also feature the robison curou like story that kid was reading.

Supreme? I couldn't tell if that was a satire of the superhero genre, or an homage, or what. I mean, when I read itРand remember, I grew up in the Nineties, a decade where, after staggering away from the deconstructivist miasma of Moore's work in WATCHMEN, the superhero genre was trying to reinvent itself every other day in the hopes of still being relevantРit came off as kind of a bland, clich̩d comic. Plus, if it was turned into a movie, the many references to superhero comic books of ages past would be lost, and, probably, the story's real point would be missed. (Like the parody of MAD artist Ed Wood's parody of Superman. No way that would work on film; nobody would get the reference.)

I heard they were making a movie version of Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, though. See, that would work because it's based on a book about the comics industry of yesteryear; it's portraying the subject from the outside, not the inside. (Not sure about this, of course; it's just what I heard.)

~IJ
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SpANG at 6:19AM, March 23, 2006
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Anyone noticing the underlying polical nature of the film?
Underlying?

You mean beating you over the head?

:lol: very funny.
I meant the parallels to the current US Administration (which is what I've heard only. I have not seen the film).

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ccs1989 at 12:26PM, March 23, 2006
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I mean, it's got Natalie Portman in it! That's terrible!

Are you insane? Natalie Portaman is HOT, as well as a great actress. And she's HOT, too.

Well, yeah she IS hot, but whenever I see her act I just feel that it's contrived. I dunno why. Maybe Star Wars aftertaste…
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Tyrapendragon at 6:59AM, March 24, 2006
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I'm sure Alan Moore got paid quite well for his story in this case.
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Tyrapendragon at 7:00AM, March 24, 2006
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Anyone noticing the underlying polical nature of the film?
Underlying?

You mean beating you over the head?

:lol: very funny.
I meant the parallels to the current US Administration (which is what I've heard only. I have not seen the film).
Yeah, I know what you mean, but from what I've heard about the movie they just keep bashing your brains out with the message.

I wouldn't say that. I notice a lot of people who haven't seen the movie are commenting on what they've heard about it.
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CORY at 7:33PM, March 24, 2006
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Best action movie I've seen this year, definately.

Drama/action. Natalie Portman was terrific, and the action was very well-done. The story was terrific as well (the author of the graphic novel disowned this movie, by the way, he helped in no way at all).

See it, you'll enjoy it, and CCS, if you still havn't seen it, I'd reccomend it to you as well (you iffy bastard).

In short:

IT WAS GOOD.
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ccs1989 at 8:29AM, March 25, 2006
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Bah…perhaps…
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Ian Jay at 7:11PM, March 26, 2006
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Alan Moore, famed comic book author with the beard of a crazed shipwreck survivor, wrote a comic book called V for Vendetta back in the ‘80s. However, when they started making it into a movie a few years ago, he was too displeased with how it was shaping up in the early days of production and pulled his input out of the project entirely. (Possibly he didn’t want another League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And for good reason.)

~IJ
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jalford at 9:02PM, March 26, 2006
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I can almost forgive Portman's bad acting from Episode III for this movie.

On second thought…..“NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!”
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MagickLorelai at 9:44PM, March 26, 2006
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I saw it the other day, and I liked this movie. A Lot. There was explosion and violence, but it was filled out with a lot more talking and exposition. I enjoyed the story, and felt that the twists along the way were good at leading the audience into a story and then bending the story to another turn. The action was well choreographed, the dialogue was intelligent, and the plot was VERY relevant. Heavily laden with political references, too.

Natalie Portman did a fantastic job in this movie. I haven't seen her in the Star Wars movies, but based on this movie, she is capable of demonstrating a wide set of emotions, and even a change in personality.

I'm impressed(and glad) that “V” never removed his mask. That was so important not to do. Plus, the actor that played him was VERY good at the role- very eloquent, and his gestures and voice conveyed every emotion that his non-existant face couldn't. There were subtleties to this movie that I'm glad were NOT bashed over the head of it's audience. I don't want to point them out for those who haven't seen it, but I reccommend this movie highly.

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Tyrapendragon at 7:18AM, March 27, 2006
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It was one of the best movies I've seen this year. (Of course it is only March, but I did see “Capote” with my Dad this year.)

From what I've heard about Alan Moore, he's a bit of a perfectionist and I don't think any movie made out of his work would satisfy him.
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