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Mon, Mar. 20th, 2006, 11:23 am
paranoiaebw: V is for Vagina?

So I saw “V for Vendetta” the other day and I must say I enjoyed it. I found it’s messages mixed at times but overall it was alright. I’m a huge fan of the graphic novel and I do understand that the changes may take away from the actual movie. I guess the reason I enjoyed it though is because I thought it was going to be a big piece of shit with a ton of action scenes in it. While they did add some action I don’t think they over did it and it worked well.

The biggest problem with the movie is this:

They have a love story/tension between “V” and Evey. I do think this is stupid (as I actually agree with my friend that “V” was possibly her mother) BUT “V” is a Hollywood movie and that sort of stuff is bound to be thrown at us. One of my friends was so mad by this so another guy challenged him to name one major Hollywood movie where a romance/tension of some sort wasn’t put in with at least two characters in it.

You know the best answer he could come up with? Predator 2!

THAT’S reaching if you ask me! SO-my question is, can you think of any major Hollywood pictures where they don’t put some sort of love story in there for the audience?

Mon, Mar. 20th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)

Hey, Predator 2 was the best I could come up with on the spot. I was trying to fish through the movies I own and, after getting to what I remember being on the third shelf, that's the one. I have no doubt there have been more recent action movies, or major Hollywood movies in general, lacking any love subplot, but I just honestly can't think of any.


Mon, Mar. 20th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)

oh i'm sure there is. I guess my big point is that they are few and far between. So can we really be bothered by the romantic subplot? It is a hollywood movie and that is a hollywood vice.

Mon, Mar. 20th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)

I think I can be bothered by it if I find it poorly handled, and I shouldn't have to expect it in every movie. It does seem to be the staple of the action movie, though. And we see that it doesn't work all the time. I thought the romantic subplot in Batman Begins hindered that movie, as well, but the same type of romantic subplot fuels other action films like (and I hate to say this) Spider-Man or even Hulk to a successful degree. Hell, even King Kong (then again, that movie can be considered a love story in its' own right).

It really depends on how the subplot is used and, I thought, is was used quite poorly in V For Vendetta. If the romantic subplot is handled fine, then awesome. I'm all for it. If it's tacked on, then I don't. And we shouldn't have to expect it in every movie, but I supose it seems to be (at times) a necessary aspect of character development.

But there are few, no question. And . . . I forget what else I was going to say. Damn asshole two computer downs with his goddamn cellphone.


(Thanks for getting some more conversation rolling in here, Vaughan)