Saturday, April 01, 2006

V for Vendetta

I'm a big fan of V. The movie has been out for two weeks, and I've seen it six times--that's never happened before. It's funny, sad, tender, and operatically grand. Emotional catharsis for those of us frustrated and enraged by what's happening in the world. Ignore what the professional film critics have said about it--for example, Manohla Dargis in the New York Times. (James Wolcott has called her 'Magnolia Darkness', which I think is very funny. If you want to read a good review of the film, try his: The Red and the Black).

Dargis is right about one thing: kids will love it, but not because they're stupid. And when it's released on DVD they'll see it.