V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

5 Stars

Tonight we saw V for Vendetta. It was awesome!

I actually had no intention of seeing this movie. The few little bits I had seen didn’t look very good. I had also heard that there were a lot of delays in getting the film done, which can often be a sure sign that a movie sucks. But, I happened to look at this review in the SF Gate, and I decided to give it a chance:

“This futuristic story set in a totalitarian England is richly satisfying entertainment the way movies are at their best, when they prod you to think. Natalie Portman gives her strongest performance yet as an orphan who slowly comes to understand the truth behind the deaths of her family. She’s recruited by a terrorist who goes by “V” and who intones long-forgotten principles of democracy. Written by “Matrix” creators Andy and Larry Wachowski, this is inflammatory filmmaking with the burners turned up high.”

I’m so glad I did, because the movie was really good. I totally agree with the reviewer. This film was highly entertaining. I recommend seeing it while it’s still on the big-screen.

I must say that I’m really impressed with the Wachowski Brothers. There has only ever been two films with scenes that totally surprised me (that I can think of), and they are behind both of them. In The Matrix, I was stunned when Neo first woke up in the ‘pod’, and we got a picture of ‘reality’. I totally didn’t see that coming. In V for Vendetta, it was when…. xxxxxxxxxxx.

3 thoughts on “V for Vendetta”

  1. I saw it on opening night, and it was really well made. The graphic novel is (supposedly) better, but the movie stayed true to the message, etc.

    Any overhead shot of a large crowd marching just kicks ass.

  2. I loved it as well.

    V’s opening ‘v’ monologue has the most rediculous alliteration I’ve ever heard in my life. I swear he used every V word in the English language.

    I also am fairly certain I know of what scene you are speaking :-)

    Hugo Weaving is a great actor too, and his chops really show through in this film since he has no (traditional) face with which to work.

    I also loved that, in the times in which we live, a movie can be made in which the “hero” is incessantly referred to as “The Terrorist.” I think that it goes great lengths at showing the beauty of free speech.

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