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AICN has the exclusive premiere to the new V FOR VENDETTA One Sheet!!! Damn It Rules!

Hey folks, Harry here... with a very old school very post WWI but pre WWII German expressionistic poster design for V FOR VENDETTA - and now this is what a Alan Moore film One Sheet is supposed to look like. Right? Style, history, mystery and awe all wrapped up in a poster that is more than just filmic propaganda, but striking powerful composition and imagery. I dig the hell out of this poster, don't you? It's nice, but I think it is odd that I get to debut this poster on the same day that the German Expressionistic Sci Fi Masterpiece of Poster Art for Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS set the world record for highest price ever paid for a movie poster: Click Here For the Story! Well, here's that V FOR VENDETTA poster:






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  • Nov. 15, 2005, 11:45 p.m. CST

    looks good

    by +Wizard

    still don't understand why everyone is wearing the mask, but one sheet looks cool

  • Nov. 15, 2005, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Holy crap, that f'ing rocks.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    It's so good, Alan Moore might hesitate to wipe his ass with it. Nah.

  • Nov. 15, 2005, 11:55 p.m. CST

    neato

    by luckylindy

    looks nice...it makes me giggle to see bald portman though...in a good way.

  • Nov. 15, 2005, 11:59 p.m. CST

    sweet!

    by rivercb

    I hope there's a natalie portman torture scene involving vasoline

  • Nov. 16, 2005, midnight CST

    Damn, I'm in...

    by RaylanGivens

    Damn, I'm in. Sorry... echolalia.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Careful

    by Film Whisperer

    Too radical and questioning of authority and you'll make Bill O'Reilly's new Enemies List.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Silly Alan Moore . . .

    by bebop_chick

    . . . and his unrivaled awesomenicity

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I Call "FAKE"!

    by KenKRK

    Call me a cynic, and if I'm proven wrong, feel free to stone me, but I can't hope but get that "fonboy photoshop" vibe looking at it. I understand the elements should be random, but they seem TOO random.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Nice, Adrian Biddle...

    by chickychow

    D.P. of Aliens and The Mummy... I'm sold.

  • I mean, we've had FROM HELL, LEAUGE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, and now V FOR VENDETTA. Bring on WATCHMEN already fer cryin' out loud!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Cool poster. Bad underlying political philosophy.

    by InspectorDoppler

    In the graphic novel at least - just read it recently for the first time, and it was beautifully done, but had this sort of ridiculously naive romantic view of anarchy that you'd expect to get from high school kids smoking in Megadeath jackets behind the local 7-11. I'm sure they've made it all over for the film version... be interested to see how they bend it.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:08 a.m. CST

    NICE!

    by dirtygoku

    This will be awesome!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:11 a.m. CST

    there are 4 new posters...

    by Rindain

    the others will be on IGN, UGO, and MTV sites tomorrow. Check out vforvendetta.com for the story.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Enough With The Remakes!

    by Red Lantern

    I was hoping 2006 would be free of these things after what seemed like a record year of TV to film Hell. What next, Full House The Movie?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Yes! Oh God Yes!

    by Big Jule

    Awesome Sauce! Even if its not as good as I hope, at least I know they were finally trying to do it right and pay Moore some respect damnit!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:18 a.m. CST

    I Agree This Is One TV Series That Doesn't Deserve Big Scree

    by Spooge McDuck

    If anything, they should have reinvented it on the Sci-Fi Channel like they did Battlestar Galactica.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:18 a.m. CST

    It's not a remake.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    What are you talking about?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Uh... it's not a TV series, either.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Are you in the right talkback?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:30 a.m. CST

    This Was A Series In The 80s

    by Red Lantern

    I'm not surprised you missed it, it lasted less than a season. It was a follow up to a mini series. Both had Marc Singer as the star. The mini series was actually pretty good but the TV show that followed was awful. At least there was something salvagable from Galactica, I can't imagine the appeal here.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:34 a.m. CST

    It Was On NBC In 1983

    by Spooge McDuck

    Check your facts.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:35 a.m. CST

    LOL Lantern

    by Spooge McDuck

    You beat me to it. Should've guessed.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Uh

    by los_urizen

    You guys are confusing this with the TV series 'V', which did indeed air in the 1980's, and did indeed have a follow-up, and did indeed star Marc Singer, but had nothing to do with this comic at all. It was about aliens.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Effing ugly!

    by frankenchr1st

    100% sure this shit of a poster won't make it to Europe. Well it might, if it was in 1980...

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:43 a.m. CST

    "Fake"????

    by Dave Bowman

    KenKRK, you must know some incredibly talented "fanboy" graphic designers. That poster is exquisitely designed.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:48 a.m. CST

    If you're confusing this with the eighties tv V then you&#39

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    I swear some people are so fuckings stupid I'm surprised they can even remember to breathe. But hey, knowing absolutely nothing at all about something shouldn't stop you from ripping into it and trying to tear it down while sprouting your oh so valuable opinions, should it. Tools. Yes, I've clearly not in the best of moods, so I figure why not share the love. :p

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Cool poster. I'm interested. I'll be keepin' an ey

    by JDanielP

    I'm sold on the poster. So I'll be watchin' for movie footage and some reviews. And then I'll listen for word of mouth.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Of course I'm so fucking stupid I can't even type...

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    So what do I know?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Yes, the bald Portman makes me giggle also

    by Meremoth

    I'm not sold on seeing this movie for the simple fact that I'm not a Portman fan. Too much bland acting in Star Wars along with her weak role. "No I will not kill droids unless push comes to genocide?". Nevermind ignore me, Im going to dawn my Megadeth jacket and go smoke outside a 7-11 just to piss of O-Reily. see ya. WhooHoo

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:52 a.m. CST

    The Alien On The Poster Looks Lame

    by Winky Man

    Are they updating the lizards or something? I'm disappointed if this is the best they can do. Maybe they're saving the money shots for the movie, but I'm getting a bad feeling about this.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Wow, Harry, I actually agree that this poster looks pretty cool.

    by Serious Black

    Still not too sure about the movie, though. Portman's fuzzy melon makes me smile. I want to smack it like they always did to that little guy on Benny Hill.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Chicks will not go see this

    by SPlissken

    I love the original comics. Looking forward to the movie. Poster looks great. But chicks will not see this movie. Box office will be painful. Watchmen will be tough to green light. Maybe for the best, since all Alan Moore's works are never translated anywhere near the quality that the material deserves. Hoping for the best, though. Can't wait to see Natalie Portman peel her face to reveal lizard skin then eat a live rodent.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:05 a.m. CST

    are you guys who are mixing this up with that alien show "v", uh

    by JoeStokowski

    because that's hilarious.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Am I crazy? They're joking, right...?

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    What's with the 'tv-series', 'lizard skin', 'Marc Singer' stuff? People can't be that stupid? They can? Where are they from and how do we keep them from reproducing?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:17 a.m. CST

    nice! except the tagline.

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    nice!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I hope Freddy Kruger is in this new version....If not, at least

    by Monkeybrains

    Beastmaster rulez!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:24 a.m. CST

    TIDELAND trailer is now online

    by Veraxus

    FYI

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:24 a.m. CST

    "You sure don't look like an iguana."

    by Red Lantern

    Classic.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Nice, but nothing beats 'The Insider' one-sheet

    by Det. John Kimble

    http://www.digitalhit.com/posters/p/938953

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Are the aliens gonna be CGI, or still looking like that cool "V"

    by Monkeybrains

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Is V for Vendetta a prequel to the X Files movie?

    by Flummage

    Because Gillian Anderson is hot.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Half of the posters in this TB owe Mark Twain $10 for copywrite

    by Alonzo Mosely

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:42 a.m. CST

    I can't wait to rip on Spidey 3.

    by OldEnoughForMe

    But this? Hurry the f-ck up, Cameron.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Mark Twain: often imitated, never duplicated

    by Ribbons

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Mark Twain was probably banned by Herc anyway... Not the poster,

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Herc bashing, it never gets old...

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Date Line: Mardi Gras Head Guy Strikes Again!

    by Trik

    Look at me I'm Mardi Gras Head Guy! .... Not familiar with the material, but it looks as lame as you can get.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Alonzo...

    by Flummage

    ...is it me, or did you used to post a lot on Fridays/Saturdays?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 1:58 a.m. CST

    oh my god

    by Anti-Critic

    Trik.... your a complete moron YAY Mardi Gras head guy HA HA man yer funny....

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Flummage...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    No, that guy was banned...

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Jesting aside,

    by Colonel_Blimp

    someone really SHOULD remake V. That series was cool as hell. Hollywood take note.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 3:51 a.m. CST

    This movie should never have been made.

    by DOGSOUP

    Leave Alan Moore alone! Didn't you people learn ANYTHING from LXG? Constantine ring any bells?? Perhaps a little pile of crap called From Hell will jog your memories?? This will suck and if the every make The Watchmen it will suck even worse. Why? BECAUSE THESE WERE MEANT TO BE COMICS, NOT MOVIES!! Why the holy fuck do you people think Alan Moore wants Nothing to do with this shit?? Remember when The W Bros flubbed and said he was all for this movie and Moore got so pissed off he told them to fuck off and then quit DC comics over it? Fuck this shit, I'm going to go read Top 10.....

  • NOW, I'm tellin' yez. Wednesday is New Comics Day. If you're going anyway, throw the TB in yer stack. At the end of it, YOU WILL FEEL AS IF YOU HAVE DROPPED FUCKIN' ACID. And you will be ready to overthrow your bullshit, phony, greedy oppressors with a QUICKNESS. You'll look back on the total stranger's advice and say, "God Damn, dude was RIGHT. I sure hope they don't fuck the movie up."

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 4:02 a.m. CST

    wow!

    by smylexx

    Just amazed that anyone could (a) think that THIS has ANYthing to do with V and (b) form a ranty opinion about something they no nothing about. Really, i'm stunned. No..but REALLY.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 4:13 a.m. CST

    smylexx

    by Alonzo Mosely

    You have walked in on the third act of this little play. You may look less silly if you don't stand up and shout at the actors, for you know not what has gone before...

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 4:16 a.m. CST

    But they won't use it for the DVD ...

    by godoffireinhell

    I'm sure there will be a Photoshop collage of floating heads on the DVD cover. Sadly theatrical posters often get it right while DVD artwork still caters to the lowest commom denominator.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Now that is a very cool poster.

    by DocPazuzu

    As for the Mark Twain V schtick, it never gets old, which the wince-inducing comments of this talkback prove. Hilarious, even if none will top the truly classic: "Mark Twain you fucking moron!!"

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 5:13 a.m. CST

    too cool

    by jrbarker

    I hope it isn't fake

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 5:20 a.m. CST

    BEST... POSTER.... EVER...

    by DumbPunter

    I don't post often, but this time it was for a worthy cause: This is easily the greatest work of artistic advertisement I've seen out of the Hollywood system for awhile. It saddens me that King Kong's publicity team wasn't as daring. I'd love to see a nostalgic poster in a similar vein from then. Oh well. This is a classic work, even if the movie isn't fated to be similarly classic

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Photoshop

    by Jam Banjo

    Decent idea, not brilliantly carried out

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 6:38 a.m. CST

    I hope there isn't another terrorist attack in the UK to del

    by Citizen Arcane

    Or if there is I hope they grow a pair this time and release it anyway.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Doesn't hold a candle to the trailer

    by Fawst

    which actually looks great. It's got the same sort of energy and "innocence" that the original Matrix had. I really hope this takes place in some alternate reality or something, because the plot seems pretty damn weak. I guess we have two "overthrow the government" movies to look forward to... this, and Aeon Flux. Too bad Equilibrium couldn't have had a polished script and get some better money behind it, cuz that could have been an absolutely brilliant A movie instead of an absolutely brilliant B movie.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Not sure if it was officially announced...

    by jeremykirk13

    ...but it rules that it got an R rating. Should be kickass.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Very John Heartfield thus very very cool

    by Silver_Joo

    He was a guy who used to play with Nazi propaganda in the Twenties and Thirties and twist it with techniques like photomontage and early airbrushing. I really like this poster, and I hope that the film is as good (rumours point to yes).

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 7:35 a.m. CST

    AWESOME .

    by Gungan Slayer

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Very, VERY Cool

    by ZombieSolutions

    i hope this adaptation is as good as the poster...

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 7:55 a.m. CST

    From one who designs these things

    by Froduss

    Just a question, but to those who scream Photoshop at every chance, what do you think we guys use to design one sheets and key art in general? Some proprietary design software? Sure, you don't want your art to look and be recognized like it came from a perticular app, but I've seen good work on this site being slammed as "fake" and "looks Photoshop". There are good posters and bad posters out there, and I would say 99.9% of them all at some point went through Photoshop for some purpose or another.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:10 a.m. CST

    V -ha ha ha ha

    by sith-vol

    I love it...every time there is a V for Vendetta talkback, someone always bites on the V tv series references....classic Red Lantern simply classic........by the way, this thing is going to blow goats.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:13 a.m. CST

    "this sort of ridiculously naive romantic view of anarchy that y

    by ZombieSolutions

    first, that's really funny, BUT, since when are Megadeath fans romantic idealists? aren't you thinking of emo-nerds and crusties? that being said, yeah, although i'm all for smashing a fascist state, wearing spooky vaudville costumes, and dating Natalie Portman, it is true that Moore's view in this book is kinda hopelessly naive. still, it's really cool too. it's like his version of The Prisoner (sorta)... anyways, i'd be all for anarchy if everyone would just follow my lead and shut the hell up (get it? at heart, everyone is a potential dictator... hence the need for rules, laws, organization, and such...)

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:15 a.m. CST

    One of the best posters I've ever seen

    by Cerebud

    It's at least one of the best posters I've seen in the last decade or two. It's actually a piece of art, not a pin up of the main actors. Remember when almost all movie posters were paintings?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:16 a.m. CST

    This Remake will Blow

    by CrimsonGhost

    The aliens from V are supposed to look like us, except if you rip off their faces they are lizards underneath. If the aliens wear masks, like they show in this poster, then it is just TOO OBVIOUS that they are aliens! Wonder if Marc Singer will do a cameo?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I WANT IT, I WANT IT NOOWWW

    by DannyOcean01

    It looks like the propaganda pieces from WW2, especially German and Russian. Jesus, I loved the trailer, and although I'm so worried about the additions, especially that monologue someone posted in a script review that just seemed absurd, I can't wait for the film. I mean it's got a guy in a mask, it has to be good.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Design nerd says...

    by hamgravy

    I'm surprised that the movie execs allowed for all of their fine print to be designed off of the horizontal baseline.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Apologies

    by DannyOcean01

    If what I said seemed regurgitation of the headline content. I just rushed to comment after seeing the poster. It does look like propaganda posters I saw in Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, though

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:29 a.m. CST

    nice

    by blackthought

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Photoshop

    by Jam Banjo

    Apologies if I sounded like I was slagging the poster by saying it was 'Photoshop'. I think Photoshop is superb and the poster idea is too. I simply think it hasn't been made as well as it could have been. The design is class, but the end product still needs some work. Defringe V for Chrissake!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:48 a.m. CST

    I don't know if V's anarchism is naive per se.

    by FluffyUnbound

    I consider "naive" anarchists to be the ones who think that if we all hold hands and sing Kumbaya, we'll enter the utopia on a wave of song. V's anarchism seems to admit that it's all about killing and blowing stuff up, and that the result of successfully killing enough and blowing enough stuff up would be a total system collapse with people running amok in the streets killing and raping. That seems less naive to me.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 9:26 a.m. CST

    tigger

    by Maceox

    This looks nothing like the original. Ibet they even changed the aliens into som desotic form of government. Heres hoping Portman has an Alien baby. I can't belive Hugo is a part of this..I mean he goes from a very faithful adaptation of LOTRs to a crappy redo of an 80 television series that probably leaves out the Aliens sad sad. Oh I have read all the books and there are no masks except the human fleshthe lizards wear so there. You idiots! Peace out.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Pinko Commie Reds!

    by capt jack aubrey

    Love the poster design, but I'll be curious to see how the increasingly snippy Right Wingnut Blogosphere reacts to the film and poster -- after all, it depicts a "terrorist" hero who battles religious crypto-facism, and NOW comes this poster which, cool as it is, I can guarantee some Wingnut is going to say "clearly shows the film's Soviet Communist agenda"... trust me, around about March or whenever this finally comes out, the Culture Patrol will be itching for something to pile on...

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Tigger

    by Maceox

    Tigger was not in the original he is a winnie the Pooh character. So why is he in this movie about Aliens?

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Harry is in the movie as tigger!

    by Maceox

    Go to the contacts page of this website and see a still image from the movie. Harry in a rather bad Tigger suit. I hope the aliens look better than Harry's costume.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Here is the link to Harry the Tigger in a bad 80 remake

    by Maceox

    http://www.aintitcool.com/multimedia/ The Horror! The Horror!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 9:57 a.m. CST

    fluffy

    by InspectorDoppler

    I dunno man, they came pretty damn close to singing Kumbaya in that final communal scene with the people around the fire. V's (and Moore's) overall view of Anarchy is that there's a painful birthing phase where violence reigns, but then it gives way to a blissfull utopia without leaders or rules where everyone just respects eachother and gets along, which anyone with a sliver of knowledge about human nature will tell you is bullshit. The other problem I had with the book is that it built up an establishment which was so absolutely 100% pure evil and despicable on every single level that there was no guilt at all, no shades of gray in murdering the people involved in it. It presented terrorism as a righteous tool, without any of the messy truths of it. (Huh huh huh. I've got a righteous tool. Huh huh huh huh huh.)

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Problem with anarchy!

    by Sinisterjim

    Anarchy has never brought about change for the better...when anarchy rules, a government usually uses extreme force and cracks down on everyone. Anarchy is what brings on repression, history has illustrated this time and time again! Anarchy is the simpletons version of revolution.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 10:16 a.m. CST

    TOM SERVO: Marc Singer walks up in a loincloth, what do you say?

    by Osmosis Jones

    MIKE: Uh, uh...now I know why the show is called "V"!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Holy sweet Goddamn.

    by johnhawks

    This is a giant cock. *shakes head* Oh, I mean Great Poster! Sorry, the poster looks so good, I was having P.T. Anderson fantasies.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Problem with anarchy?

    by 3 Bag Enema

    If you're to argue with Alan Moore, define your terms! Says Alan: "The roots of the word anarchy are an archos, no leaders, which is not really about the kind of chaos that most people imagine when the word anarchy is mentioned. I think that anarchy is, to the contrary, about taking personal responsibility for yourself. I believe that fascism is about abandoning your personal responsibility to the group or to society. You say, "In unity there is strength," which inevitably will become, "In uniformity there is strength." It's better if all those sticks are the same size and length, because then they'll make a tidier bundle, which consequently leads to the kind of fascism that we saw in the '30s and '40s. I mean, anarchy is about taking complete responsibility for yourself."

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 11:19 a.m. CST

    3 Bag Enema

    by DocPazuzu

    True, but for anarchy to work, it would STILL require a fascistoid conditioning of the human mind to the point where everyone actually would take responsibility for themselves yet not feel tempted to violate someone else's rights. In other words: 1) you would need a totalitarian conditioning for it to work, which by definition cannot be anarchy, or 2) it is literally impossible to institute anarchy because it requires a mental set of values and responsibilities which will never be something that all humans share. In fact, even "instituting" anarchy means that a governing system of rules and regulations is needed for it to work, hence it ceases to be anarchy even before it gets off the ground.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 11:19 a.m. CST

    THIS V remake is gonna rock!!!!

    by perromaldito

    i just hope the would also remake "Third rock from the sun" anther incredible TV show about aliens!!!!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Not to mention ALF...

    by perromaldito

    ...just kidding by the way.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 11:46 a.m. CST

    DocPazuzu

    by 3 Bag Enema

    No, I agree with you. Alan Moore believes that there will soon be a sea-change in the nature of consciousness itself, and that we will all live in anarchical peace because we will have accepted ourselves as thoughts in the "idea space." He eats a lot of mushrooms.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:08 p.m. CST

    "Pinko Commie Reds" shop Wal-Mart!

    by Buck Turgidson

    I'm sure the group of men who boarded three British ships and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the Boston Harbor in 1773 were called anarchists at the time. Today the Sons of Liberty are considered patriots. Admittedly it's quite a leap from dumping tea into the water and blowing up a seat of goverment. When I think of citizens taking action against a corrupt government I am reminded of Mario Savio's memorable speech before demonstrators entered Sproul Hall to begin their sit-in on December 3, 1964: "There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus and you've got to make it stop."

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:25 p.m. CST

    "He eats a lot of mushrooms."

    by DocPazuzu

    Awesome ones, by the sound of it.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:37 p.m. CST

    "He eats a lot of mushrooms"

    by Killah_Mate

    ROTFLMAO. By the way, if this sort of thing appeals to you (or simply amuses you), and you haven't already, read The Invisibles. It's Grant Morrisson's magnum opus, and a great anarchistic comic. And to quote Warren Ellis: "To be blunt, Grant Morrisson is on drugs."

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Three Amigos 2...

    by tango fett

    Because the endings are the same more or less.

  • That's fucking sad. Sad sad sad you'll watch visual diarhea but not actually read a source material work of fucking genious. Oh and whoever said "V's anarchism seems to admit that it's all about killing and blowing stuff up, and that the result of successfully killing enough and blowing enough stuff up would be a total system collapse with people running amok in the streets killing and raping." Did you reas the same book as I did? V's whole ideology about anarchy had nothing to do with having the country end up killing and raping itself. It was more," If these fuckers who did this to me puts their precious country above all else, my revenge will be to bring everything they built down crashing on thier heads, and in the aftermath the People will figure out what to do with it." Which we WONT get adequately in this movie because it will SUCK ASS.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 2:34 p.m. CST

    capt jack

    by Ribbons

    I wouldn't be surprised if Warner Bros. kickstart the extreme reaction to the movie; it probably means that more people will go see the film.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 2:55 p.m. CST

    It's hilarious...

    by BCfreeB

    To see the "V" jokesters fucking with everybody, even eliciting anger from people whining about how stupid people can be. I tell you, people can't see a subtle joke anymore, and only appreciate the dick and fart variety. I personally like the Alien update...lizards are so 1987. www.unseenfilms.com

  • Yeah Warren Ellis is one to talk. They probably do drugs together and that's how he knows for certain. To quote Ellis's creation Spider Jerusalem, "DRUGS ARE GOOD FOR ME!!!!". By the way Hollywood, you probably won't listen because your a coked up money burning baby, NEVER make Transmetropolitan into a movie. Don't. And while we're on the subject of comics you should NEVER fucking touch, don't make The Watchmen, you'll just make it look like the old 70's Superfriends cartoon.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 3:27 p.m. CST

    No, I don't think it's that simple, Soup.

    by FluffyUnbound

    I don't think Moore shies away from the nihilism of anarchy. The condition of London at the end of the story is quite plain. There still seems to be a defiant insistence that the somewhat wild conditions [which include the former wife of a secret police figure whoring herself to a gang of rioting bums for protection, while Downing Street burns and mobs roam the city looting and killing] are an improvement upon what came before. And there's less of a difference between my sentence and your sentence than you think there is - mine merely leaves out the expectation that after the orgy of destruction things will re-order themselves in a beneficial way, and I thought the fact that that was one of the assumptions of anarchism went without saying.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Good poster

    by blackwood

    Class all the way. Graphic artists unite!

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Anti-Critic

    by Trik

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  • Nov. 16, 2005, 6:02 p.m. CST

    "Chicks will not go see this"

    by bebop_chick

    SPlissken - beg to differ. I'm a chick (a straight one at that), and I'm all over this. Don't underestimate us . . . we CAN, in fact have good taste in movies :-p . . . and anyway, the majority of the girls I know have read at least one graphic novel (as long as you're willing to count Persepolis), and are thus at least minimally aware of the existence of Alan Moore. Factor in that any intelligent person can see the political relevance and apparent improvement of this adaptation in comparison to the previous Moore comics-to-films, and you have at least a decent showing of females who will go see this (even if they're not a geek like me, and following it at this point). ^_^

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Being a big fan of the comic, I know I shouldn't get my hope

    by Lone Fox

    But that poster has given me a good feeling about this

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 7:17 p.m. CST

    anarchy for the USA

    by ashhole

    while we're flashing back to mushrooms and megadeth (which i do not recommmend together), i'd like to point out a couple of things about anarchy. the first being that if there is a government to provide a backlash, you have not achieved anarchy, and the second being that only socialists think that everyone can get along. in a truly anarchic society, protection is predicated upon vigilanteism that is freed from the fear of retribution of a police state. it produces at best tribalism and at worst gang warfare. some would find this distasteful, but i think it is man's natural state. let the hippies sing cum ba ya, it'll make them easier to mow down. if the life and death of guy fawkes taught us anything, it is that no one, not even so-called revolutionaries and friends can be trusted when their necks are on the line. the poster's pretty kickass, but i have a feeling i'll see one i like even better with the other 3 tomorrow. i would love it if this movie would re-open the development of Watchmen, but i'm not confident that it could be adapted well. also, a tip of the cap to killah mate for pimping the incredibles. it's must read stuff, people.

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 7:22 p.m. CST

    jesus herbert walker christ

    by ashhole

    of course, i meant the INVISIBLES, not the incredibles. a brain fart grandmama from duckman would be imporessed by

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 7:27 p.m. CST

    bebop_chick

    by SPlissken

    Point taken! I retract my statement about "chicks". What I probably meant to say is: the original source material presents a challenge to both the filmakers (to adapt faithfully) and the marketing team (to appeal to wide audience). Problem is: a faithful adaptation of this material may NOT appeal to the large moviegoing audience. I suspect only those who are selective graphic-novel connoisseurs or the curious action-film fan (due to marketing) will take the chance. I honestly hope for a faithful adaptation, but fear the box office performance. Sadly, if they DID have Natalie Portman swallow a few live rodents or tear her skin off to reveal a lizard-face, they might draw a few more to the theater. =P

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 7:36 p.m. CST

    gotcha

    by bebop_chick

    hehe didn't mean to sound all militant there . . . but you have a good point . . . if only as much effort went into skewing the marketing for this as those folks are for that damn rent movie, there might be hope. Not that I'm saying it should be put out there as a family film . . . hehehe though that would be amusingly iconoclastic of them (in the spirit of the anarchy discussion).

  • Nov. 16, 2005, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Oui for Vendetta !

    by Johnno

    I guess if the tagline says, 'an uncompromising vision' then maybe it hints that it'll keep all the good stuff in... I say maybe... but I'm going to trust these Wachowski guys to give us something good.

  • Nov. 18, 2005, 12:25 a.m. CST

    "In 2006 it's time to GIT THE FAWKE OUT!"

    by BurnHollywood

    Man, I should be in marketing...and here I am giving the studio a free tag-line.

  • Nov. 18, 2005, 8:05 a.m. CST

    RE: bebop chick

    by buster00

    wh-WHA? Straight GIRL? Vaguely familiar with Alan Moore? Looking forward to this movie? All of you GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY WAY!! She's MINE!! GRRRRR....