Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Early November!

Simply put, V for Vendetta is the best movie I’ve seen this year, and most likely will remain so until its end.

I’ve never read the graphic novel. I don’t know how similar the movie is to the origin, passing through the pages I saw things that are identical and others that have little to do, but that’s not what’s important here.

First off, one must be aware that V for Vendetta is political by nature, on essence it’s an updated version from Nineteen eighty four that does not mean it should be seen simply as such, because it isn’t.

There is no other film I can think off that is built quite like this movie, yet it works surprisingly well, delivering several stories while being only one while at the same time combining fast paced scenes with more quite ones. It’s almost impossible not to feel a chill up your spine in some of the tensest scenes, the montages that often appear in the crucial moments often being the exponent of this.

The acting is rather nice. Natalie Portman does the job, but it’s Hugo Weaving to get the prize. Although you never get to see his face he can transmit emotions purely through voice and body movement.

This is not a movie about revenge, although the initial act is pretty much it, it’s a great movie that belongs inside your DVD player.

I only regret not getting the DVD sooner!

Ps: I would have placed a pretty picture, but Blogger appears to be on strike about the issue


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