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ëAí for Anarchy

My pal Todd Seavey on the new Wachowski brothers flick:

It might look like just another violent sci-fi film from the ads, but “V for Vendetta,” opening in theaters across the country today, is the first superhero movie that’s explicitly anarchist. Larry and Andy Wachowski, the producers, also brought us “The Matrix”–which ended, as you’ll recall, with Neo’s memorable anarchic warning to humanity’s captors that he was going to “show them . . . a world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries” and spark a revolution. The Wachowskis are now apparently trying something even more radical in adapting this comic-book story.

OpinionJournal piece here.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.