Junkyard Blog has posted about a spate of Hollywood produced movies that concern WWIV. While I would agree that most of the list sounds just like the talking points of the moonbat left, I have to disagree about V for Vendetta, which is based on a graphic novel by Alan Moore from the 1980s. That is because it’s really an anti-Thatcher diatribe that has little to nothing to do with the USA (although it does partake heavily of the CND / moral equivalence nonsense of the time). It’s a post-apocalyptic dystopia in England, which makes it just a bit of a stretch as an anti-Bush polemic. I would be easily persuaded, however, that the producers may not be aware of that or incapable of understanding it.
The quoted write up:
From Warner Brothers and the creators of “The Matrix” comes this film about a futuristic Great Britain that’s become a ‘fascist state.’ A masked ‘freedom fighter’ named V uses terror tactics (including bombing the London Underground) to undermine the government - leading to a climax in which the British Parliament is blown up. Natalie Portman stars as a skinhead who turns to ‘the revolution’ after doing time as a Guantanamo-style prisoner.
gets a number of major plot points completely wrong.
Now, it’s quite possible that Hollywood has discarded all these keys plot points and rewritten the story as described above (the notion of Evey as a skinhead is certainly radically different from the book1). I think we should wait to see what the movie’s actually like before judging it as the base story is a whole lot better than the standard Hollywood dreck.
P.S. The funniest part of the whole book is the intro, in which Moore writes about how he is considering leaving Britian because Thatcher has been in power too long, busily turning Britian in to a fascist state. I wonder if he did and is now caught in the nightmare of the Chimpy McHitler police state. Where could he go, the Britian of the nu-fascist Blair or the prison camp of Australia under Howard and his Right Wing Death Beasts? Oh, the tortures visited on the sensitive souls of artists!
1 That could just be from the fact that Evey gets her head shaved while in the “camp”, making her look like a skinhead. A Hollywood type mistaking appearance for reality wouldn’t be news.