From Strangelove to Vendetta: The journey from Lincoln/Douglas to Sharpton/Kucinic

On its own this movie is little more than a sub-standard Hollywood action movie. An action movie which doesn’t deliver any credible action and a super-hero movie that doesn’t deliver a credible (super)-hero (or anti-hero). Why does this super-villain mumble Shakespeare while cutting the throats of policemen (poor sods just doing their job) — we …

V for Vendetta: Remembering the 5th of November

I saw this article on a site and it says it all. Saw the film over the weekend and its total crap and apologetic justification for Islam. The film is set in the future where the koran is banned ( hip hip Hooray) .. http://www.hinduvoice.co.uk/Issues/3/vendetta.htm V for Vendetta V for Vendetta is yet another appalling …

Self-Contradictory Philosophy Leads to Poor Political Argument

…….. “V,” THE MAIN CHARACTER (played brilliantly by Hugo Weaving) acts from two contradictory motives, Revenge and Social Justice, while expecting the viewer to experience him as whole: V switches between acts meant to serve one or the other without it being easy to identify during the watching experience which he is trying to fulfill. …

An image of Britain in the near future – as envisaged by student activists

I had no idea the Wachowski Brothers were still students. No really, I honestly didn’t. I thought they were accomplished film-makers, but judging by the pretentious bombast that is here presented as something profound, I’ll approach any further work of theirs with the same wariness I would work by any other bunch of opinionated undergrads. …

V for Vox Populi, Verity, Victory, Veni, Vidi, Vici..

Or “V for Versatility”? Indeed, when it doesn’t warn about the risk of totalitarianism pending over democracies, through the Orwellian depiction of a Britain ruled by a Big Brother-like figure, yelling orders on a giant wall-size screen, and played by John Hurt,”V” is a captivating cat-and-mouse chase between the rebels and the armed hands of …

a vividly vivacious and voluptuous volley of a very violently fun time

V for Vendetta rating: 3.5 out of 4 V for Vendetta is a swift and smugly entertaining portrait of revolution. Albeit, this is a Wachowski Brothers revolution, meaning there must be wildly theatric heroes and crisply tailored CGI stunts all set comfortably in an oppressive Totalitarian society. But this is more than The Matrix with …