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Master of TOG-fu.
- Jan 27, 2005
- Mormon Land.
It is really is interesting.
ProjectX2 said:You're welcome. It makes me feel unhappy that you might not have checked out the graphic novel because no one had told you it was better.
You read it here, folks.
Reading is for homos; Real men don't need fancy words or the grammars when they have Pictures and Women (and Pictures of Women)
This might be my favorite thing that I have ever posted on this board. I don't even remember posting it.
I also love the biggest departure from the original to the movie.
Original - "Despite all our testing and experiments, the man in room five is still human"
Movie - "Because of all our testing and experiments, the man in room five is now superhuman"
That's a guess at the actual line, because my copy of V is at home, and I don't care enough about the movie to own it. Its actually much more amusing... They only change one or two words in the sentence recounting V's time in the concentration camp, turning V into some sort of superhero... No. He's a Human. That's what makes what he does remarkable, because he could be any one of us. He's skilled, he doesn't have ****ing superspeed or ****ing superstrength. He is just like us...
One or Two words, completely changing V's character into something rediculous, and totally breaking my suspension of disbelief. The original was dystopian, sure, but it made sense because it all COULD happen. No medical testing at a concentration camp is going to give anybody superpowers.
Somebody with a copy that isn't over 500 miles away post the one line in the comic that deals with this. Its in the chapter that explains what happened in the concentration camp, via that lady's diary. Not an approximation. The Exact line.
I'm not going to deal in hypotheticals. I remember checking this multiple times. Once I had the book in my lap when I watched the movie.
I just looked through the chapter and I can't find any specific line like that.
Doc, in the GN, V punches through a human ribcage with a single finger. I don't remember the line you're talking about being in the story, but even if it is, you can't argue that the V of the book has superhuman abilities. All the line being there would do is expose a continuity error.
I love how you picked ONE critique and dismiss it, as if it completely invalidates everything I said.
Why are you taking this personally. YOU didn't make the movie.
I don't like the idea that V is a superhero either. It just feels out of place with the overall tone and feeling of the story.