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24 March 2006 @ 01:14 am
V For Vendetta  
Director: James McTeigue
Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving
My rating: 5/5

Remember, remember the 17th of May. And now that the obligatory bad pun has been made, I shall move on to the reviewing.


Ok, I guess I wasn't quite done with the puns. Let me just start by saying that this movie is very awesome indeed. First, for I am a hot-blooded woman, there is Hugo Weaving, whose voice transcends Venetian masks and girly wigs with promises of byronic lust. Numerous things have already been said on the subject of V = Phantom, I will not repeat them except to say that both I and my V-watching-companions got that impression without any reviews pointing us that way beforehand. But V is the kind of Phantom where Christine goes, "Fuck you, french opera," and drops the chandelier herself.

On the subject of Natalie Portman: I wouldn't have cared one way or another if another actress was in her place, but she did not detract from the movie in any way for me.

I also have to give kudos to Stephen Rea, who took me pleasantly back to my British cop drama hobby.

As for the bad guys, well, they could have been stock footage from Equilibrium, really, but I liked Equilibrium, so I'm not complaining.

The highlight of the movie? The clown music during the Saturday Night Live/The Daily Show Vendetta style segment.

That and the hot kiss between Natalie Portman and a Venetian Mask.
 
 
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