V For Vendetta or Wonder Woman?

Discussion in 'DC Comics Films' started by Neil McCauley, Oct 25, 2020.

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Which one is better

  1. V For Vendetta

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  2. Wonder Woman

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  1. Neil McCauley Registered

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  2. OutOfBoose #ReleaseTheAyerCut

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    I'm not even sure why these two movies are being compared. What's the common ground?
     
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    Was never done anywhere
     
  4. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Wonder Woman, by a long shot. V For Vendetta is an excellent appearing movie that managed to completely miss the majority of the theme and subtext. Not quite as badly as Watchmen, sure, but still pretty badly.
     
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    One has double Vs, the other double Double-ues, that each too looks like double Vs, so naturally they have to meet in a vs thread. It's simple, really.
     
  6. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Why not? Sooner or later everything gets compared to everything on this forum. Some of the comparisons with TDK and TDKR have been pretty out there.

    Which is a better film ? I honestly can't say because they are so different.

    Which do I prefer ? Well, that I can answer. I'll go with V because it explores a lot of themes about our Western society and the balance between anarchy and democracy- although nowhere near as in as much depth as the source material. Its become more relevant with the rise of Trump and his fanatical supporters.

    Wonder Woman has a very strong performance by the lead, enjoyable action a bit of female empowerment messaging and that's about it. It's a lot more subtle and clever with its female empowerment message than Captain Marvel IMO.

    So, V gets my vote.
     
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  7. Mandon Knight We did it......

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    I really can't see the 'connecting tissue' of comparison of these two. Different inherent stories, differing budgets, differing messages, just WTF really.
     
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  9. Wheels Groovy

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    You can 9 times out of 10 pick a preferred film. Nobody is asking you to find common ground. I swear the lengths people go to make things needlessly complicated at all times.

    This doesn't have to be an academic analysis. Pick one and explain yourself or don't.

    Jesus Christ....
     
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  10. Babillygunn New Age Outlaw

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    This is like asking me to compare BBQ to hot fudge cake. They serve different purposes. So the fact that V and WW have nothing in common aside from both being movies based on comics is very much a fair question.

    That said, I like both but WW did much better in comparison to the source material. As someone mentioned above, V was missing a lot of the themes and overall poignancy of the graphic novel.
     
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  11. Deck Rickard Morag Tong Assassin

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    I think the question we really need to be asking ourselves is which is better... Bad Boys 2 or 13 Going on 30?
     
  12. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    V was prophetic with its warning of neofascism and is essential viewing for anyone who values freedom and justice.

    WW is an above average action flick with a weak third act.

    I vote for V.
     
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  13. Boom I got nothin'

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    V for Vendetta.
     
  14. Babillygunn New Age Outlaw

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    Next up: A Clockwork Orange vs. Caddyshavk
     
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    This. People are making this this way harder than it has to be.

    The only reason I can't entirely blame them is because OP does have a history of making random, terrible "vs" threads.
     
  16. Babillygunn New Age Outlaw

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    Yeah. If I’m being truthful, I love a good vs discussion, but when someone floods the boards with strange vs threads just for the sake of them...that’s a different animal and I probably get a little snarky
     
  17. Spider-Aziz Dummy Dragon Holo

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    We can look at the common thread as both are stories about a character that fights to drop the figure of authority from where he/she resides:
    • Ares was banished from Olympus and Diana still had to fight her half brother/son of the king for the sake of freedom of mankind from the oppression of wars.
    • V wanted to dethrone the authority of his country because they are a oppressive dictator-ate totalitarian regime.

    Don't take my comments seriously, the idea popped in my head today and I may be overreaching a bit, but my intent is to be tongue in cheek.


    :oldrazz:
     
  18. Mandon Knight We did it......

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    As ever, you bring balance to the 'debate'. :applaud
     
  19. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    Not much, ...
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    but, if you...
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    put the two...
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    together...
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    You get...
    Z for Zorra (Zorro's black whip/Lady Zorro), the first female-lead masked super-heroine film..:cwink:
     
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  20. Babillygunn New Age Outlaw

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    Is Z for Zorra for real?
     
  21. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    Not the name, but the movie referenced is the very real 1944 Republic film serial Zorro's Black Whip, just tongue in cheek combining the OP's two otherwise disparate films,
     
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    This is an odd comparison, but between the two, V for Vendetta—easily. There’s a richer level of substance to the themes of the film in addition to cooler action sequences. WW is honestly a very forgettable film.
     
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    V for Vendetta easily, Wonder Woman is mediocre
     
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    I was horribly bored watching Wonder Woman. It was okay, but Gadot isn't particularly interesting as a lead, and it falls off a cliff at the end.

    V for Vendetta is pretty good. Seen it a couple of times. I'd go with that one.

    I think there is enough going on in V for Vendetta to argue it's not missing the point, but making a slightly different one. I too think it falls short of the ideas of the book, but at the same time I don't think it's accidentally undermining itself like Watchmen did.
     
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    I Like Both.
    Odd Comparison.
     

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