What we as audience members and movie lovers must remember is that there is no such thing as a bad idea. Not really, anyway. Adapting Alice in Wonderland to the live-action arena, for instance, is not a bad idea. Animation provided Disney with some magnificent visuals and a thoroughly well-defined feature that brought the characters written by Lewis Carroll to life with faithful effectiveness. What we as audience members and movie lovers must also remember is that, if there is even a little crux of whimsy found in a feature film, then Tim Burton would, probably, love to adapt it and slather his strange shtick all over it. Hence, Alice in Wonderland, of course starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
Britpop died, not with a bang, but with the ushering in of a new brand of music, one that soon pulled the curtain back to showcase itself as pop music all along. Scoundrels. The Spice Girls aren’t too bad of a pop group, and their foray into film with Spice World seems rather an inevitability when you come to think about it. It was certainly a financial hit; they blew The Beatles out of the water entirely in that regard. But when discussing the quality of the overall product, there is only one, clear winner. It’s certainly not Spice World, for it fails to reach the surprising consistency of the album it shares its name with.
Surely it can’t be a coincidence that most of the greatest authoritarian dystopian fictions written over the 20th century are all set in Britain. V for Vendetta, 1984, I’ve ran out of examples since I don’t do much reading and don’t care to Google for more, but two constitutes a mass amount in my eyes, and since I do have a keen interest in dystopian fiction, I thought it’d be about time I watched the adaptation of Alan Moore’s 80s comic book, V for Vendetta. Way back in sixth form I wrote my coursework on V for Vendetta, but I don’t necessarily have that big an attachment to the graphic novel, nor do I have any lingering doubts about how the adaptation from director James McTeigue should really work.