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Great movie. totally enjoyed it .. for a comic turned into a movie, it had a feel that wasn't totally Hollywood .. basically because it is a Brit production, so highly recommend, for storyline, atmosphere and the excellent acting :)
Another bleak view of the future from the creators of The Matrix Trillogy. This time set in a totalitorian England ruled by the Right wing dictator The Chancellor played with zest by John Hurt (spending... Read more most of his screen time BIg Brother style on an enourmous screen in front of his advisors). Entering this world as their nemesis is the enigmatic V (Hugo Weaving) dressed in black cape and Guy Fawkes mask who just to get their attention blows up the old bailey on Guy Fawkes day. His second wake up call he takes over the State TV station and announces that he will destroy Parliment Buildings again on November 5th the following year. The mid section of the film is rather slower paced than the beginning and end and deals with V's relationsship with Evie (Natalie Portman) who he saved from security men and who has been incorrectly implicated in the terrorist plot. Sometimes the dialogue is very over the top but Weavings V and Hurts Chancellor keep you watching. V is especially impresive as you NEVER see his face so only have his body language and voice to know what he is feeling. Certainly it must have been extremely difficult for Weaving to act like that considering he has such an interesting face. Overall the film carries an important message especialy in the post 9/11 world - how many freedoms will we give up to feel "safe"?
I only have one word for this film: Spectacular! Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit here, but no matter. I thought this is what a movie should be; something that people can enjoy and discuss afterwards. Although... Read more I do warning you; it's not for everyone. But who am I anyway? I let you to judge, okay. Bravo! Everything screams bleak, complex and explosive. It is interesting to see a movie that brings a lot of questions. It tells the big issue in the world right, like terrorism. Tells about the oppresive forces, fear and politic. The resonance of it, such a hot topic. It'll be fascinating to hear people's reaction to it. The movie is very character-driven and dialogue-heavy, but I really think it's an action movie that makes you think about how we categorize, differentiate, and define violence. So basically a very dark comedy, lol. like how they avoid the Hollywood cliche with bringing American heroism. Instead, this movie is about British but more a mirror of what happen in the world right now. Awesome.
Attack of the people - with a difference. Surprisingly different. Worth watching.
Excellent movie based on a character called V who is a futuristic guy modelled on a historic britsh figure Guy Fawkes. Who is well known for trying to destroy the government of his time by blowing... Read more it up with explosives. Kiwis celebrate Guy Fawkes every year, now theres a movie loosley based on him. I loved this movie great stuff.
Remember remember the 5th of November... A great movie, has a good plot and good acting for a british movie. Worth watching!
Is it just me, or are comic book movies starting to take themselves far too seriously. Great
production design can't save this ponderous and self-important clunker. Natalie Portman's accent is... Read more
like a cross between the Queen Mother and one of the teens from Laguna Beach and the dialogue
sounds like the characters are reading bad undergraduate essays to each other.
beautiful movie!! Elegant, brilliant . i want to see this movie again sometime soon.
This movie was pretty cool. I enjoyed watching it and it's about time they actually thought of making a movie based on Guy Fawkes.
Utter drivel. Worse than 'The League of Extraordinary Gentleman'. Worse than 'The Terminal'. Worse than almost every movie you have seen. Natalie Portman does a terrible job, this is a film which has... Read more such a relevant idea and is based on a really interesting and thought provoking graphic novel by Alan Moore. It manages to totally suck out everything good out of that and leave you with just a sticky cling-film of a movie. Made by the 1st Assistant Director of The Maxtrix Trilogy... I don't know what they were thinking but a 1st A.D. has nothing to do with the story or the actual making of a film, he is like the floor manager on a stage – the job is purely logistical. Has more in common with the production accountant than a film director and it shows.