Thursday, April 06, 2006

V For Victory

Last night Morgan and I had a very nice early dinner at the Nepalese restaurant Yak & Yeti in Glebe, before heading to Broadway Cinemas to see V for Vendetta.

Wow. What a cinema experience! I found the film very involving, quite moving and extremely timely in its themes. I knew very little about the plot beforehand, except for the bare bones of the main ideas, whereas Morgan had read the comic that it's based on. Lots has been written about the parallels with what's going on in the US War on Terror, the use of fear and propaganda in an attempt to control a populace. You can really see the roots of the story in '80s Thatcherite Britain too in my opinion, especially in the demonisation of people from different races and sexualities on home soil. Natalie Portman turns in another great performance. I thought that there were a couple of plot holes in the film, but despite that I'd definately recommend it.

It was a lovely night. Good food, an enjoyable film, fantastic company. Morgan and I are getting to know each other a lot better, and it's a wonderful experience. He's very special.

9 comments:

morgan said...

It was the kind of film that drew you in, with some excellent touches, like Hurt as a big brother 'High Chancellor'.

The plot holes, imho, relate to a few unnecessary changes to the original plot. There were several, including the distribution of masks and costumes, a couple of extra characters, and missing characters. the biggest change, though, was the shift of the major fireworks event from the beginning of the story to the end of the film.

And the other parts to the evening were also great ;)

The Other Andrew said...

Can you tell there was a whole other paragraph I wanted to write at the end of this post? Basically me gushing about how fabulous you are. I figured I'd tell you in person instead. :)

Michael said...

More plot holes later then, too, I'm guessing.

morgan said...

[blush]

I just emailed...

Michael Guy said...

All this talk of holes! Feh!

The Other Andrew said...

Michael just can't help himself.

Michael said...

You started it!

And you're right.

Hope you boys have a great weekend! Andrew with Morgan and Bodhi with all that cash.

yaniboy said...

I have to say that having not read the original comics (and it's a shit, because I actually know a guy who probably has them because he has a big boner for Alan Moore), the only plot hole that really showed up for me was...

Where did the lesbian get the pencil?

The Other Andrew said...

*Slight Spoiler ALERT* if you haven't seen the film!




Yaniboy, not to mention if V is so Mr Secret McSecretsville then how did he manufacture and pack for distribution 80,000 masks, hats & cloaks?