V For Vendetta [2006]

I’m not a fan of  “The Matrix” trilogy or most of the Washowski brothers movies. But they really outdid themselves in “V For Vendetta”. In fact, I don’t think they’ll ever make a movie as fresh and beautiful as this one. Hugo Weaving (who else?) is terrific as the masked vigilante known as “V”, who promises to bring back freedom to a society ruled by cruelty and corruption. Natalie Portman plays the woman who uncover’s V’s mysterious subterannean lair (in a scene that reminds me of “The Phantom Of The Opera”) and  emerges as his unlikely ally in his fight against the totalitarian regime. The movie opens with a bang, then falls into a lull of exposition, before it reaches an unforgettable and (might I add) fitting finale. Everyone is good, but it’s John Hurt who’s incredibly believable as the chancellor. One of the best movies of 2006, and quite possibly one of my all time favorites aswell.

Fun fact: The domino scene, where V tips over black and red dominoes to form a giant letter V, involved 22,000 dominoes. It took 4 professional domino assemblers 200 hours to set it up.

Rating: 3.5/4

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    • Haha yea u know u might be right. I might change my mind and give it a 4/4 afterall :p I love this movie. And yes Black Swan looks pretty good eventhough Im not much of a Darren Aranofsky fan (I hated Requiem for a dream). But I can’t wait to see it. I hear Natalie Portman gives the performance of her career in it.

  1. nooo 3 is unfair, a definite 4/4 is more like it Anis! and yes can’t wait for Black Swan, it got good reviews i heard..yalla we’ll discuss it soon 🙂

    • heeey I gave it 3.5 not 3 :p I love this movie and I might change the rating to 4 afterall! Black Swan should be awesome! Can’t wait to see and review it! stay tuned of course :p

      • Really?? I envy you badly believe me! You having the mask, too much feelings that I can’t talk about out loud 🙂

      • Two kinds of feelings actually, one that I will keep for myself 😀 (related to masks and stuff :P), and the other will make you file a restraining order against me aw shi!! haha kidding
        By the way where did you get it from?

      • Aha, since getting it was that easy for you then It’s not worth “etjarras”, I withdraw my previous reply :).
        By the way I think the mask in the movie takes a big part of the credit and success.

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