Episode 8

V for Vendetta (2005)

Get out your MAGA hat (made in China) and your Bernie 2016 organic cotton t-shirt (made in Vietnam), it's time for everyone's favorite middlebrow polemic, V For Vendetta (2005). Chris decides to punish Dan and himself in the process by revisiting our mid-20s and this sloppy attempt to adapt Alan Moore's pretty awesome graphic novel about a coming dystopia. Spoiler alert: Dystopia is already here, but instead of Norsefire and Fingermen, we have Alexa, Covid, and the Republican party. Dan rants while Chris sighs as we breakdown why a 3rd stringer was brought into direct Lilly and Lana Wachoskowi's vision for Anarchy in the UK. But it is a beloved film, and we would be remiss to not add an extra level of condescension to aggravate the masses.

Join us as we trace the life of V for Vendetta (2005) from conception (turning wine into swill) to production (who needs locations when you have a soundstage) to release (perfect timing) and reception (an average person's idea of a thinking man's movie).