Tag: V for Vendetta
At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose a director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Andy and Lana Wachowski working collectively as the directing team known as "The Wachowskis".
“Symbols are given power by people. Alone, a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.”
When it was first released, critics decided that V for Vendetta was a good movie, but it wasn’t considered great. Since then, it has gained in popularity, become a symbol for protestors, infiltrated English classes, and influenced people everywhere. It certainly influenced me, and it stands tall as one of my all-time favorites. It’s a movie I find myself going back to again and again, and it provokes excellent discussions whenever I present it to the high school film classes I teach.
I imagine at this point, most of America has seen Captain America. Well, not me! My theater, in all its ineptitude, has decided to bring in Zookeeper for an extended stay rather than Captain America. So I'm stuck here, on the internet, silently watching as the masses fall in love with the movie. But even though I haven't seen it yet, I know one thing for sure; Captain America does not represent America. He represents patriotism, but not American ideals themselves. For some reason or another, Captain America's superhero cohorts do a better job at representing the American ideals than the big, blue, boy scout himself. While we're not exactly proud of it, here are the eight superheroes who better represent American ideals than Captain America. These issues are prevalent everywhere...but when describing modern America, you would be hard pressed not to mention these issues.