Saturday, April 1st, 2006

V for Vendetta


Alan Moore has been short changed by Hollywood for a long time. From Hell, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and twenty years of development hell for Watchmen have all meant substandard cinematic products derived from some of the best graphic novels ever written.

Well, no more. V for Vendetta pulls off the impossible; it’s as good, if not better, than the original Alan Moore comic. This is primarily due to the great performances by Hugo Weaving (as V) and Natalie Portman (as Evey), but a great supporting cast and a script that mostly sticks with the original material make V a great cinematic experience. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I’m a huge fan of the original comic, but it seems that finally, with films like the Spiderman and X-Men series, Batman Begins and (hopefully) the upcoming Superman Returns, comic books are finally being done right by Hollywood.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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