16 April 2007

V for Vendetta

“Is it meaningless to apologize?”

After an inconsistent effort with the three Matrix films, Andy and Larry Wachowski have returned to top form with V for Vendetta – a film that has frightening allusions to the world we live in today (government controlled media, religious fundamentalism masked as democracy, secret detainment centers…you get the point).

This film offers significantly less of the highly stylized, computerized fight and battles scenes that permeated the Matrix – and the focus is less on the “wow!” factor and more on plot and character development. If you’re looking for non-stop action adventure you’ll need to go elsewhere. The cast is excellent with strong performances by Stephen Rea and Natalie Portman. Hugo Weaving is a compelling V, but the creepy mask and hair (which I found reminiscent of Michael Jackson) was a bit distracting at times. Looking forward to V II.

1 comment:

versemicroverse said...

No mention of Alan Moore? Goodness ...
And what of John Hurt?
Surely, this rendering of the graphic novel was a subtle homage to Orwell's 1984 ... wait ... not so subtle.
And not entirely impressive.