Monday, August 07, 2006

Movie Review: V for Vendetta (2006)

"From the pages of David Lloyd and Alan Moore's groundbreaking graphic novel springs the enigmatic "V" (Hugo Weaving of The Matrix), a masked freedom fighter who's taken up arms against the totalitarian government in a futuristic Britain. Finding an unlikely ally in a young woman named Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), V urges the citizenry to fight the oppression of the state. John Hurt and Stephen Rea also co-star." - Netflix

I am of two minds about this movie. One one hand it was a great, political, rebellious film portraying what people will do when their freedoms are trampled on by a Nazi-like, fascist, dictatorship. The symbolism and visuals were enthralling. However, on the other hand, I would not say that this movie is groundbreaking or visionary. It was more of a 1984 rip off. Natalie Portman is pretty and nice to look at (with hair), but her acting was really really bad. (or maybe it was the script) If you are into a political movie of a government that has going totally dark, then you will enjoy this movie. If you are a person that likes a good drama, it is a toss up. For the rest of you... you are seriously out of luck. Rated R for language and some violence.

1 comment:

patrick said...

watched V for Vendetta recently, loved it. eye-candy effects, amazing how much character they developed into a mask, then again, maybe he was more than a mask...