No time for Vendetta? – Come on

First of all, this has to be said – ‘cmon bangalore. show some taste.’ Two reasons why I am saying this – V for Vendetta has released in Bangalore. Not in Chennai. Where it has a huge fan-base for the Wachowskis. I couldn’t get tickets during the entire first week of the release of Matrix Reloaded. I remember waiting with a huge crowd to watch the zero hour worldwide release of Matrix Revolutions. And I did catch it with a full Satyam theater. Unlike PVR Cinemas yesterday which had barely any people. Reason two – the movie is fun.

Suprisingly, the movie reminded me of Fight Club. Though, there isn’t much common to both – on paper or plot. Both movies ended with bombing. Freestyle ‘terrorism’. Good dialogue. The only difference – Fight Club was unapologetic while V is talkative. It needs its reasons. Spare the philosophical talk which goes over the top sometimes, add a little more subtlety to the performances and the movie could have been much greater than the sum of its parts.

It was a little disconcerting to see PVR not even half full for the show. Though this was on a Monday, I am sure when that movie comes out it’ll be packed. Every Monday.

4 Comments so far

  1. rubic_cube (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

    A friend told me about “V for Vendetta” and spoke good about it. Waiting…

    BTW, checked comments for BI2? :-) I am having second thoughts…


  2. krishna kumar (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 8:43 pm

    @Rubic_Cube,

    Watch it. I am officially recommending it. As far as BI2 is concerned, the 2-point-something rating and the user comments don’t justify the gleam I saw in the audience’s eyes when its trailer was screened ;)


  3. Shri420 (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

    BI2 is a stupid movie … the trailer is much better than the movie … same with ICE AGE – MELTDOWN too … not as impressive as the original … INSIDE MAN movie has the song ‘Chaiya Chaiya’ from Dilse playing both at the beginning and the end (when the titles are playing)


  4. krishna kumar (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 11:06 pm

    @Shri420,

    Well, thats my point too – people might want to watch BI2 instead of V inspite of BI2 being stupid and all that. Too bad about ICE AGE, ‘coz I liked the original. And thanks for bringing it up, for me to say – A R RAHMAN ROCKS!!



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