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Tuesday, August 22

'V' for Very Disappointed


Not to bite the hand that feeds us, but...

While I put off the Wachowski's 'V' because I heard the church was put in the worst possible light (it was and the FF button was pressed a few times), I finally saw it last weekend. Think Michael Moore meets the Matrix. Not that we don't have lots of liberal minded folks in our community, but, Wachowskis, chill out. Hugo was amazing but the political junk food was terrible.

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11 Comments:

  1. Blogger voixdange said...

    I haven't seen it yet, but knowing my point of view it was recommended to me. I see you did some blog changes. Very nice.

    5:57 AM, August 23, 2006  
  2. Blogger fatherneo said...

    You'd like parts of it, but knowing some of your other convictions, there would be some very disturbing parts for you too.

    7:32 AM, August 23, 2006  
  3. Anonymous Morpheus said...

    I like the blog changes, too. I will not be seeing V, though.

    8:36 AM, August 23, 2006  
  4. Blogger Angevoix said...

    I'm sure you are right, Fr. Neo. I liked all three Matrix movies, but found some parts of the second and third disturbing.

    12:15 PM, August 23, 2006  
  5. Blogger Amy said...

    I have no idea what you are talking about. V? That's a movie? Is it as good as O Brother Where Art Thou? And who is Wachowski? Wasn't there a movie called V.I. Warshowski with Terry Greer or whatever her name is?

    Proudly going back under my rock...

    12:41 PM, August 23, 2006  
  6. Blogger Dan Trabue said...

    V, for Vendetta IS a movie by the Brothers Wachowskis, not to be confused with the Brothers Coen, who produced O Brother, Where Art Thou, the best film of that year, although not recognized as such.

    The movie is not to be confused with V the TV miniseries about lizard-aliens infiltrating the human races nor V.I. Warshawski, which starred the sometimes quite talented Kathleen Turner and involved no lizard aliens that I recall.

    9:31 AM, August 24, 2006  
  7. Anonymous Morpheus said...

    Dan,

    ...with the possible exception of Kathleen Turner, of course.

    10:00 AM, August 24, 2006  
  8. Blogger Dan Trabue said...

    Ya know...I wasn't going there.

    11:57 AM, August 24, 2006  
  9. Blogger Michael Westmoreland-White said...

    The movie, V.I. Warshawski, was alright as a P.I. thriller, but the series of books on which it is based, written by Sara Peretsky, are MUCH better. I don't always agree with Peretsky's politics (rather knee-jerk liberal on EVERYTHING except gun-packing women), but I like mysteries and these are good. Warshawski has become the female hard-bitten, tough as nails P.I.--a smarter Mike Hammer, less-depressed Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe, who struggles more with bills and relationships than Spencer.

    I have no idea what V is.

    6:51 AM, August 27, 2006  
  10. Blogger CSUF Rock Star said...

    Greetings, Fr. Neo, from a fellow Matrix fan:
    I've read your blog for some time with interest, but it's taken me until now to actually comment. Props so far--I look forward to reading more in the future....

    I too just saw V for Vendetta, but I actually quite enjoyed it. (To throw in another confusing note, one of the people I saw it with thought it was a movie version of Sue Grafton's latest novel.) I had also heard that the movie took cheap shots at the church, but after seeing the movie I had a different view myself. My contention is that, despite any agenda the Brothers Wachowski may have, the movie did not actually depict any true, sincerely followed religion. Everyone in the movie who was associated with religion used it simply as a means to their own ends, rather than as an end in itself (the priest who used it for power, the government who used it for manipulation). So I think that the movie made no statement on true religion, but only a quite true and apropos comment on false religion. (It may also be interesting to note that the only semblance of true religion, the Koran kept by Gordon, is actually portrayed in a positive light with respect to the other religious elements in the movie.)

    Forgive me for waxing loquacious. Keep up the good blogging work!

    AJ Harbison
    The Matrix Has You

    9:10 PM, September 02, 2006  
  11. Blogger CSUF Rock Star said...

    P.S. Forgive my ignorance, but what is this "FF button" you refer to?

    AJ
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    The Matrix Has You

    9:12 PM, September 02, 2006  

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