V for Vendetta (3 stars)

V for Vendetta imageFrom the pages of David Lloyd and Alan Moore’s groundbreaking graphic novel springs the enigmatic “V” (Hugo Weaving of The Matrix), a masked freedom fighter who’s taken up arms against the totalitarian government in a futuristic Britain. Finding an unlikely ally in a young woman named Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), V urges the citizenry to fight the oppression of the state. John Hurt and Stephen Rea also co-star.

Geoff’s Comments: Well, to my own surprise. I enjoyed this. I really did not expect to, given that it looked far darker and abstract then it ended up being. It’s actually a very intriguing drama/mystery, with an Orwellian ‘Robin Hood’ flair. If you’ve passed on this for the same reasons, you should reconsider.

[ rent V for Vendetta via netflix.com ]


Written by gsm

11/10/2006 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video 

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