V for Vendetta
Rating from : R (Restricted)
ID in Amazon.com: B00005JOE8
Its been quite a while since I saw a good english movie. Infact, I think I have been complaining about the lack of good movies for the past couple of months. So V for Vendetta was a welcome change. If you haven’t seen it already, watch it today!
V for Vendetta is the story of a masked vigilante, not surprisingly known as V. The movie is set in not so far future, where Britain is under the totalitarian rule of a dictator. V, whose identity remains largely unknown till the end of the movie, wants to change things. But he has a certain way of doing things — he can be stylish at times, and sick at other times. V leaves the audience confused — whether to root for the victimized hero, or to revolt against the crazy, psycopath terrorist.
It was good to see the Wachowski brother’s back in action, and I was actually glad that the movie didn’t overdo the special affects, nor rely on them to push the movie through. Natalie Portman has done a good job with her character. Its a little weird to watch the hero wearing a mask during the entire movie, but by the end you get used to it. And pay attention to what V says — some of the dialogues are pretty amazing. I loved his introductory sequence — a delightful alliteration of V-words.