In the efforts to find something non-snivelly to write about, I saw V for Vendetta. I saw it stoned, on IMAX. And it still sucked. I mean, I wasn't considering getting up and walking out or anything, but it was a waste of Hugo Weaving, John Hurt, and a really topical subject. Adaptations are getting old. Couldn't someone have written thier own bloody kazillion dollar movie script about totalitarianism and why it's a bad thing? Or just re-shot 1984 and tacked on a happy ending about how the proles revolted because they wanted to be middle class?
Geez, it was a big old snore. And alot of the conceits that probably looked great in a graphic novel, like a V-alliterative introductory speech that lasted for about 90 seconds, sounded dumb in a movie. Still, Hugo Weaving pulled it off. Hugo Weaving has a tendency to be the best thing in shit movies these days. I expect it's for the money, but it must feel good too. Proof was a great movie all around, though, and he was still lovely in that.