Dammit, this bums me out
When I first saw there was a movie coming out based on V for Vendetta, I couldn't have been more thrilled. V for Vendetta is one of my favorite comics ever, an absolute masterpiece from Alan Moore at his best. It literally makes me cry.
Now I see this:
Alan Moore, co-creator of the "V For Vendetta" comic, has publicly disassociated himself from the upcoming Warner Brothers movie project based on the comic book and written and produced by the Wachowski Brothers.
I think, "Uh-oh. It must be because of the Wachowski Brothers. They must have got this because a guy in a Guy Fawkes costume looks roughly like a guy in a black leather trenchcoat, and turned the brooding, dystopian, anarchist fable into an action movie." So I head over to the movie Web site and watch the trailer, or at least 25 seconds of it, right until Evey Hammond, the central character, speaks her first line, which I recognize as coming at the central moment of the story, the one that makes me cry. And I realize that the problem isn't the directors, it's that Evey Hammond is played by fucking Natalie Portman. Because Natalie Portman can't fucking act. One of the greatest moments in the story, and she kills it dead dead dead.
This movie is really going to suck. They took one of my favorite stories ever and made it suck. That sucks.
UPDATE (March): OK, it was better than expected.
Tags:comics, comic books, V For Vendetta, Natalie Portman, Alan Moore, Wachowski Brothers