The Bleaklisted Movies: V for Vendetta

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About The Bleaklisted Movies

The Bleaklisted MoviesMany moons ago a despotic cat named Charlie decided that he wanted to be a book critic. It would fit so nicely with his existing roles as food critic, dog critic and owner critic. Thus The Bleaklisted Books was born.

After fifty books Charlie ran out of the limited ideas and inspiration he had and turned his attention to the world of films. We apologise but this dictatorial little beast will not be contained.

Read at your risk… (And beware… SPOILERS!)

V for Vendetta

What happens?

Guy known as V causes problems for a fascist government, falls for some random tart in the process, but it doesn’t stop him kicking some ass in the end. Then he dies. Pitiful.

Reason for bleaklisting?

V’s love of The Count of Monte Cristo. That is a bleaklisted book. V is not as informed as a revolutionary should be. The mask could also do with a hint of orange as well. That pale look is so last century.

What should have happened?V for Vendetta

V is a revolutionary intent on bringing down a fascist government. He is inspired by two books – The Bleaklisted Books and More Bleaklisted Books – by some legendary rebel and revolutionary whose name isn’t really worth mentioning but since you’re curious I’m talking about me of course – Charlie the Great. Inspired by my vision, V takes on the establishment, blowing up buildings by insulting them into submission and he manages to overthrow the government by posting pictures of the dictator as a child on his Facebook page. It also doesn’t help that the dictator thinks RT on Twitter stands for “Rioting Time” so whenever he sees people doing it he has them arrested only to be released without charge. With public opinion turning against the government, V makes his move and convinces the dictator to sign up for a pyramid scheme. Exposed as being a bit dodgy, the masses rise up and replace the government with a new party led by Ozzy Osbourne.

Working title?

V for Very Basic Knowledge of Social Media.

Tagline?

People shouldn’t be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of looking stupid on social media.

Who should direct?

Danny Boyle.

Who should star?

Terence Stamp and Whoopi Goldberg.

Mr B compares the stories

V is the ultimate freedom fighter whose Guy Fawkes mask has become a powerful symbol, adopted by the likes of activist group Anonymous. Both the graphic novel and movie are worth a look but due to V’s questionable taste in literature, Charlie has decided to bleaklist this one in favour of another self-indulgent narrative. In this version V is inspired by Charlie’s work (why not?) and manages to bring down a government by exposing their incompetence with the Internet and social media. This might have worked in the early days of the Internet but I think most governments have a grasp of it now. I do like the double act of Terence Stamp and Whoopi Goldberg though. That one works for me.

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Dave Brown

I was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England and have always been a bookworm and enjoyed creative writing at school. In 1999 I created the Elencheran Chronicles and have been writing ever since. My first novel, Fezariu's Epiphany, was published in May 2011. When not writing I'm a lover of films, games, books and blogging. I live in Barnsley, with my wife, Donna, and our six cats - Kain, Razz, Buggles, Charlie, Bilbo and Frodo.
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