Friday, March 10, 2006

One Week to Vendetta

by Nick
Premieres worldwide on March 17th (here too).

I'll probably be there opening night. Anyone else?


Blogger Brian said...

You betcha. Thursday night, if all works out well.

3/11/2006 12:46:00 AM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

i'm very excited to see it, though don't know if I'm going to be able to catch it in theaters. Maybe...
I saw a new preview on TV that shows each knife throw cutting a trail through the air. If this happens every time I'm going to get really annoyed. This isn't bullet time, it's knife twirling! No trails!

3/11/2006 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

I'm disappointed to just discover that it's not playing here in IMAX. That dampens my enthusiasm. Recently a local independent theater owner raised a stink about our publicly-supported museum IMAX showing Harry Potter in competition with his own showings. I hope the powers-that-be didn't decide they should steer clear of the more commercial fare.

3/11/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I'll definitely be there.

3/13/2006 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Got tickets for the 10:00pm show tonight on one of the big screens at the UA Galaxy. Very excited.

3/16/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Professor Wagstaff said...

Presuming the marketing is half-decent, I get the hunch this could be one of those films that is much more popular (at least initially) then most predict.

The reason being that the politically controversial subject matter will actually attract more people to the cinema (like Farenheit 9/11 did) as opposed to those 'industry experts' who think it will turn people off.

3/17/2006 04:29:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

I think it is a great marketing campaign. I seriously want one of those Guy Fawkes masks for Hallowe'en this year.

3/17/2006 08:02:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Well, I'm off then. Maybe I'll put up a review later (unless Brian beats me to it).

3/17/2006 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

My mother-in-law (easier and less teenage-sounding than writing my boyfriend's mother) is even excited about seeing it.

She doesn't have much interest in action movies, but wants to see it because it is being politically promoted on Air America and all the blue blogs.

So yeah, excellent marketing. Could this be The Passion for commie leftists like me?

3/17/2006 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

For those who wish to avoid having the film spoiled, this is my quick spoiler free review, taken from the thread of Brian's review.

Fucking fantastic. Film is close to Batman Begins/Fight Club good. I've read the comic more than enough times to know the plot by heart, and I was still taken in.

V worked fine for me, action scenes were well done and no trouble follwing, and the problematic role for V as an avenging angel contra his role as freedom fighter, is an element of an interesting discussion within the film, posed to the audience. What makes a freedom fighter, after all?

The characterisation by guys like John Hurt were interesting, credible as how a British Hitler would look. And while Roger Allan's broadcaster is represented as sneeringly evil, and you wondered how anyone could be foiled in by him, all I have is two words: Bill O'Reilly.

I'm seeing this one again. Soon.

3/17/2006 02:13:00 PM  

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