Graphic Novelties

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This blog has been superseded by my Culture Shock blog.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Consider the source

I hardly know which speaks better for the V for Vendetta movie, being slammed by the uptight elitists at The New Yorker or being evicerated by the brain-dead Debbie Schlussel at the slimy FrontPage magazine. Interestingly, both reviews are so obsessed with the similarities (real and imagined) between the fascist state portrayed in the movie and the policies of the Bush administration that they ignore the fact that most of the totalitarian imagery in the film has been around for decades. Memo to the neoconservatives: It's not all about you. But if you think it is, you might ask yourself why that is.

2 Comments:

At 1:27 PM, Blogger Dorian said...

Apparently the New Yorker writer thinks that the Darkman movie was based on a comic. Either that, or the writing is extremely clumsy and unclear.

The general consensus I'm getting on the film from outside the nerd press is that it's decent, but deeply, deeply flawed. I suppose that's the best anyone can expect of it.

 
At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Memo to the neoconservatives: It's not all about you. But if you think it is, you might ask yourself why that is."

Well Said!

 

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