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« on: February 27, 2007, 09:10:02 AM »

I recently got this DVD .  I like this movie a lot.  Interesting it was based on a comic from the 80s (I think).  This is one of those rare films that I can watch repeatedly.  Natalie did way better in this than in the Star Wars prequels, IMO (although she wasn't given the best dialog to work with there sometimes).
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 12:29:23 PM »

I thought that they marketed V for Vendetta wrong. 

It really has only 2 big action set pieces and is mostly talking/ideas.  But that's what I think is the movie's strength is that it's just not another regular action movie.

Hugo Weaving's performance was astonishing as I completely forgot that he was wearing a mask throughout the entire film.  The mask becomes an extension of his performance instead of hindering it in anyway.

A lot of people slammed Natalie Portman's performance but I thought that she did a very believable job with a tough role in terms of the character arc that her character goes through.  (She's gorgeous as usual throughout, even with a shaved head.)

I really liked the set design and the rest of the cast was great. The direction was extremely sure handed and the music choices were well done.

Underrated IMO.

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 12:30:58 PM »

I liked it but the comic is way better. Pick it up if you have the chance.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007, 02:12:16 PM »

It's a typical "holier than thou/nerd" thing to say, but the comic really is way better. I liked the movie, but i LOVED the comic.

Read "From hell", by Alan Moore as well. It's even better (especially compared to THAT movie...)
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2007, 02:57:38 AM »


The comic is awesome, Alan Moore is a personal legend of mine, but that being said the movie exceeded my expectations which admittedly was pretty low thinking 'oh no, how are they going to ruin this classic?'

Only a couple of moments didn't quite live up to what I expected, but they were small in comparison to how well I thought it went overall.
 
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2007, 09:59:17 AM »

Saw this movie on the advice of my boyfriend, and I liked it a lot. I expected it to be nonstop Matrix-style battles (based on the previews), but was surprised when there ended up being only three fight scenes in the entire film. Only two of which lasted longer than a few seconds. Although I liked Hugo Weaving as V, my favorite aspect of the story was the subplot revolving around Inspector Finch and his slow realization that the government is evil and corrupt. I feel like in any other movie, Finch would've just been another villain for V to hit a lot, but here he's one of the most well-realized characters. I also loved Gordon Dietrich, and was sad when he got killed. I normally like the villains in film, but not when they're homophobic like Sutler and his followers. (I do admit I felt a little bit sorry for Sutler, but I cheered when Creedy bought it.)
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2007, 11:38:04 AM »

I liked the whole "V" character. The story hit some good spots with the goverment thing, but I think they can do better with the topic.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2007, 10:41:43 PM »

I do have to give credit for a movie with a hero who's a justified terrorist working against a western government. 

I thought it was a solid movie.  Not great, but quite solid.  Hugo Weaving is great in it, like everything else he does.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2007, 08:55:35 AM »


One of the things I really liked about Sutler's character that they didn't include in the film was his somewhat erotic love for surveillence.  There was one scene in the comic where he was basically hugging the various computer screens of this hi-tech 'camera's everywhere' type machine.  Hehehe...
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2007, 10:45:44 PM »

This film is one that my wife and I enjoyed enormously, have to watch it again, it's on the " Cinemax on demand" cable channel, I'm going to get the DVD too. It's an action film (of a sort) that makes you think. Kind of scary to think of how easy a repressive government could come to power if the people let it. The line "People should not fear their government, government should fear the people." is to a certain extent true.
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2007, 10:53:11 PM »

I LOVED this movie.  It's in my top 5 fave movies of all time.  I didn't know anything about the comic, not being a  comic book reader, so I'm alway assuming the movie subject to be lame and cheesy.  But I really loved this.

It affected me hugely.  Normally movies don't do that, but it stayed with me for a long time afterwards.  Hugo Weaving was just brilliant and I thought Natalie Portman did a pretty good English accent.  I cried uncontrollably when she was reading the story of that other prisoner.  And when she found out her incarceration was fake, I hated V as much as she did.  But as he explained his motivations, I found myself applauding him (and yes crying again).

I was shocked when Stephen Fry's character was black bagged.  I really thought he would have survived the arrest.  This film made me think that what happened could actually happen in real life and that is pretty scary.
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 01:31:51 PM »

If you've read the graphic novel you'll understand why Alan Moore was so insulted that he took his name off the movie.

I could forgive most of the watering down, but the ending was a perfect example of how a make you think movie becomes just a movie. That 'uprising' was about as believable and encouraging as the end of Happy Feat.

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2007, 05:01:51 AM »

"People shouldn't be afraid of their government, their government should be afraid of its peoples"



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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2007, 09:06:37 AM »

Hitler and Stalin okay, they're monsters...history proves this...

Clinton and Bush?   I think including those two in that panel marginalizes the atrocities Hitler and Stalin committed.

Bush and Clinton have made some really (REALLY) bad decisions when dealing with our foreign policy but nothing in the realm of Stalin or Hitler.
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2007, 10:20:44 AM »

take it easy, it's only a pic, I would put in it Franco and Mussolini.
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