The Vault Dweller suggested I make a thread about this a few weeks ago, and since the movie is coming out this week I thought it was about time I got around to it. For those who don't know what it is, here is a brief (and badly written!) description from Wikipedia: Rotten Tomatoes: 77% Official website with trailers: http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/ Same as with all comic book based movies, Moore's comics in particular, I'm pretty sceptical about this movie - they have a long trend of leaving out vital elements, adding goofy and uneccesary elements, and just generally missing the mark. Most people don't care really - it's just a comic book, right? But to me it just puts right in my face how shitty hollywood movies are, relying near completely on lowest-common-denominator appeal, hack writers, and marketing studies. V For Vendetta has gotten good reviews so far from alleged fans of the comic, and the trailers I've seen have given me some hope that this will be the first good adaption of Moore's work, but since precedent with this sort of movie has already been set I'm not too excited about it. I like the comic too much not to see it, but I'm not really expecting much. Beyond the appeal to us comic book geeks, it's going to be interesting to see the reaction from the world at large since it's basically about a terrorist blowing up buildings and assasinating officials in an attempt to bring down a government. Will people find justification in his acts since it is an oppressive fascist government he's taking down, and has parallels to the US/Great Britain's involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq? Will people just decry it because there is "terrorism" involved and ignore the issues of right and wrong? Will the press and politicians just ignore it completely since it's just a movie? Who knows. I also wonder if it's just a coincidence that it's being released on St. Patrick's Day. Probably is, but I'm willing to bet that more than a few Irish people will be cheering on the fall of England.