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March 2, 2006

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Vendetta Vetted

James Wolcott likes V for Vendetta. It's hard to predict how the movie will turn out--the Wachowskis have shown that for every subtle or gripping directorial choice (most of The Matrix or Bound), they can also make one that's clumsy or overindulgent (the first ten minutes of Bound or the last two movies of The Matrix). V has, compared to Moore's other works and to its advantage, a much more over-the-top Hollywood plot. It's less likely to be sabotaged than the literate references of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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