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Monday, March 20, 2006

V for Vendetta

Saw it over the weekend. Good, not really great. Way better than Matrix 2/3 and not as good as Matrix 1 ... if that helps. The plot is not as washed out as some reviews suggest ... but the third act definately drags on without much to add to the movie. The W. Bros script relies a lot more on characters and dialogue than explosions and special effects, but that's probably more thanks to Alan Moore than anything else. I'm likely to read the graphic novel now, which I imagine is better in every imaginable way.

Interesting to see Hurt, a la 1984, now in the role of Big Brother. The allusions to modern day politics aren't as dull and obvious that the producers could have made them, with only a couple of exceptions, which is nice. All in all you won't regret paying a movie ticket and it's definately worth the rental ... but there will be better movies down the road.

1 comment:

Thomas said...

Been thinking about it since I saw it last night. I think the main advantage that the comic has is that it's easier to accept a guy in a Guy Fawkes mask in 4 colors. Live action it takes a while before it stops seeming silly.