I fucking hate the Wachowski brothers. The Matrix was good, but that is it. Nothing else they have done has proven to me that they have any talent at all. The Matrix sequels blew nuts.

I say this because tonight I watched V for Vendetta for the first time. There were flashes of greatness in it, but in my opinion, that was just the original material poking through. I'm willing to bet that the original comic is brilliant. I could see that in the story. But the Wachowski brothers have no idea what subtlety is. They have no understanding of how to get a point across without bashing the audience over the head with it.

So much of that movie could be cut because it is just repetition. Right from the beginning we are heavy-handedly told that ideas are the true root of change not people, and that just keeps getting beaten in and beaten in.

I liked the world. I liked the ideas. I liked the characters. I'm sure that if all of those were handled by someone talented at writing (say, perhaps, the original author of the comics Alan Moore, who is an amazingly talented writer) the story would be something far, far superior to what the Wachowski brothers have given us.

So, to summarize: Fuck the Wachowski brothers. Fuck them right in their stupid asses. Let us never allow them to write anything ever again. Someone should break every writing utensil and keyboard within 50 miles of those guys.