V for VendettaWe reported the other day that V for Vendetta (not set to officially debut until next year's Berlin Film Festival) was screened at Harry Knowles' legendary Butt-Numb-a-Thon over the weekend. Until now, most of the reviews, while positive, have been rather sketch and brief - which is understandable, considering the fact that all the viewers had just sat through 24 straight hours of movies. Finally, though, one of the attendees (Nordling, for those of you who hang out at AICN and know whose these people are) has written a full review of the movie, and it's safe to say that he's excited.

The review, which is rife with spoilers, opens with this: "V for Vendetta is a brave film that tries to find the truth in our confusing times - what is our role in our government? And how much can we stand up to oppression before it becomes terrorism? ...I think that if people let it, V for Vendetta could change lives. And at the same time, I am afraid of how wildly misinterpreted it will be." Interested yet? Yeah, me too. Again, a warning: if you've not read the graphic novel on which James McTeigue's film is based, this review will totally destroy the movie's suspense for you. If you've either read it or, like me, rather like to be spoiled, the full piece is linked below.
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