"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
It's only after you've lost everything.

Went to see V for Vendetta with Evan and Eric last night. Good stuff. All the movie-bits were very well done, the message was super. Made me want to read the comic, which makes me wonder if a Watchmen film is in the chute somewhere. Scary thought.

We've gone to dinner and been hanging out with Harry and Shari, and they were kind enough to drop us off at the Bridge. Shari commented that it was super how many people didn't seem to get it at all, but well. Whatever. Humans.

(Harry had apparently hit the theater bar beforehand, and I can attest to how alcohol-heavy those dudes make their drinks. I was well-buzzed through most of The Incredibles when we saw it there.)

I wonder why it we need an anti-hero to follow. Is this just a guy thing?

I've also noticed that the people I tend to go to movies with don't comment on the film immediately after seeing it; unlike everyone and their mother. We seem to be more interested in listening to the moronic opinions of others and sneering at them. Elitism is tasty, but people are so stupid.

Things heard afterwards:

  • "omg that was like totally political and stuff"
  • "omg they totally said terrorism was okay!"

And beforehand, from that species of annoying "geek" girl who seems to be middling between "nerd" and "emo": "So like this movie is totally political whereas like the Matrix was totally deep with religion."

Totally. And stuff.

And during, during a scene where Natalie Portman is wearing a sheer shirt: "Damn, she perky." (Well, okay, this one is just a statement of fact.)


April 16, 2006 10:06 PM

The V comic is great and well worth the investment. As for Watchmen, versions have been in the works for years, including a treatment by Terry Guilliam (sp?), which never made it off the ground for various reasons.

Personally, I don't think there needs to BE a Watchmen movie.... but I'm still pretty pissed about the shit treatment Appleseed has gotten in the OVA and movie departments. :P

Posted by: solios at May 16, 2006 3:44 PM
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