C for Cookie.

The other night I watched V for Vendetta (2005).

Alan Moore one of a handful of writers whose works have had the deepest of impacts on me. He's an odd guy and who was screwed pretty early on in the film adaptations of his work. The adaptations after League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and From Hell were not bad movies although they might not have been faithful to the level of artistry of his own writing, even if they were overly close to the content. I'm looking at you, Zach Snyder's Watchmen.

This is a fun movie, it's good to be reminded the Wachowski's had a hand in this even if they didn't direct it. I think it holds up well. The story certainly holds up, and the plot line of V imprisoning Evey might play more disturbing now than when the movie was released. There was a lot of abuse blindness not that long ago in films. I think the movie kind of has that, but I understand the book portrayed it as more abusive.

I'm going to use this space to say how great The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen books are and how I was on the verge of avoiding reading them because the movie that is based on the title of the books was such a wet, steamy pile of dog shit.

V for Vendetta is a good reminder of standing up for your rights in a time that needs to be reminded. It uses a few more fireworks, but sometimes film needs embellishment of civil disobedience to give it some fireworks. The conclusion of this film is not a violent victory, it's a victory of the people overwhelming the government with their presence to assemble in the face of oppression.

Letterboxd review.

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