Movie Review: V For Vendetta

We finally saw this film. It was one Shane and I kept saying we would see in the theater but obviously we didn’t make it. Lucky us, Shane had a friend at work who bought it. We watched it with our friends Jen and Elias in their awesome Movie Room! Set in the future Britian, a young woman (Natalie Portman) is saved from an attack. “V”, a masked man, comes to help her. V ignites a revolution when he blows up two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. This movie makes a lot of political statements. It is a strange combination of heavy subject matter with an absurd, masked man. The “Hero” of the movie (if you can call him that, depending on your view point) has this strange, clown quality. Kind of like a new and improved “Scream Mask”. It makes it some what hard to take in the “statements” when a foolish masked man is using an alliteration of v’s for everything. I get why he is masked and that it was a graphic novel but really?

I liked Natalie Portman in this movie a lot. Much better material for her than Queen Amidala! I liked this movie too. Not great, I would give it an average rating and I won’t be buying (that is a way I can tell if I love a movie or not) it but it was worth the two plus hours.

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One Response to “Movie Review: V For Vendetta”

  1. Welcome back to the blogosphere honey! I agree with you on the V review…it was worth the couple hours, but not worth $20 bucks.

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