Sunday, July 24, 2005

y for why bother

OK, so last night I read V for Vendetta cover to cover. Today I watched the trailer for the film again, and the thing that struck me the most was the ingenious way in which almost a hundred clips, which average about a quarter of a second in duration, manage to convey quite clearly the extents to which the Wachowski brothers fucked the original story.

Aside from the general theme of the main character's vendetta, the most important aspect of the story revolves around the evolution of Evey, played by Natalie 'hold me like you did by the lake on Naboo' Portman with the same Britoid accent she used in the Star Wars films ("I will not condone a cohhhse of action that will lead us to wohhhhh.") Sadly the preview manages to show that the key to Evey's involvement in the storyline has been written out of the story, and if the second and third Matrix films are anything to go on this gaping plot hole will be filled with... nothing.

Remember remember the 5th of November,
pay no mind to the holes in the plot.
It's hard to make flicks
when you reach for your tricks
and bullet-time's all that you've got.