Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Inverness, Scotland
Re: Anyone seen "V for Vendetta"?
I saw this film a few weeks ago, after YEARS of anticipation. Whilst the core of the story remained intact, it was plain to see that a significant amount of the original plot had been altered, or just omitted altogether. However, I felt that the Wachowski brothers created an extremely respectful reworking of the story that managed to echo but not repeat many issues from The Matrix.
I've always felt the book was quintessentially British, demonstrating a very British way of thinking. Of course, the specific history the character V mirrors isn't appropriate to the US.
I'm not saying there aren't American equivalents, it's just that if it were simply relocated to the US then the whole look of the story would be lost.
And naturally, originally being a graphic novel meant that a very large amount of the imagery was pre-defined.