Time magazine and writer Lev Grossman have stuck it to the Wachowski’s V for Vendetta (Warner Bros., 3.17) in their story called “The Madman in the Mask“. Grossman begins by asking if it’s “possible for a major Hollywood studio to make a $50 million movie in which the hero is a terrorist? A terrorist who appears wearing the dynamite waistcoat of a suicide bomber, and who utters the line — from beneath a full-face wooden mask that he never takes off — ‘Blowing up a building can change the world’? Starring Natalie Portman, shaved as bald as Demi Moore in G.I. Jane? These are not rhetorical questions. V for Vendetta is that movie, and it is the most bizarre Hollywood production you will see (or refuse to see) this year. It’s the kind of film that makes you ask questions like, Who thought this was a good idea?” And yet V is going to do good business next weekend. It’s been tracking pretty well all along, and it’s expected to earn between $25 and $30 million, and probably closer to the latter figure.