I just saw V for Vendetta tonight - something I had been looking forward to ever since reading it in the mid eighties (it came out in a monthly indie magazine in the UK before DC licensed it for the book format). After a couple of mediocre movie reviews, I was less enamoured. Let me tell you, the movie is SUPERB. It really moved me in a number of ways, and made me think again. Lately I'm either thinking about how to maneuveur politics in order to move a project at work, or (more likely) how to chase down a rare toy - but this made me remember that there are actually a few more things worth fighting for. It, of course, has some unbelievabilities, but its more about ideas of rebellion, freedom and lack of freedom. Such a change from the curent climate where gangsta is the new yuppie, yuppie is cool, and the eighties feel like they are happening all over again. I know Alan Moore severed any contact with the movie -but this seems more out of his general disillusionment with the corporate machine than this version in particular. I think if he saw it, he might actually like what they did.