Post by Whitehawke on Oct 29, 2007 12:21:43 GMT -5
I don't know if I'd call it one of the greatest movies ever, but I think V for Vendetta does belong. The acting was good, it was visually well-crafted and had a lot of deep social context. What I find interesting is that it was based on a comic book that was released some time ago, but has substantial relevance today.
The thing that amazed me most about it, actually, was that it didn't attract more media attention when it came out. This was a movie that glamorized a terrorist blowing up the government, and nobody batted in the administration or in the media an eye. I was astounded.
And yes, I did think it was a good movie...like you, I don't know that I'd put it up there with the greatest of all time, but it was definitely good.
I broached that topic with a friend when we were discussing the movie. From what he heard, the reason that the folks that I would imagine would be horrendously offended by the movie weren't, simply because V was the "bad guy" and he got killed at the end, so justice was served.
Triplets of Belleville- I don't know if anyone has seen it, so I'll give you the idea. It was a co-production between France, Canada, and Belguim, and it's a story told through pantomime rather than dialogue. It has a 1930s rubberhose style, and its all-round fairly 'outside the box' for animation. I highly recommend!
Also House of Sand and Fog was pretty epic too- anyone seen it? If you haven't seen them, I humbly recommend you rent both.