posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 07:05 PM
Not a fan of the comics, so I dont know how well it goes along with the original story line. I had read somewhere that the guy who wrote the comics
didnt think the movie was very true to his word. Who knows, but its still a good story on its own.
I was excited to see John Hurt play the role of the totalitarian leader; since Hurt played the victim of "Big Brother" in the movie version of
Nineteen Eighty Four. Natalie Portman looked especially good in this movie. She even somehow remained attractive with a shaved head. Huge Weaving
played V, although you never see his face, so I guess it coulda been his voice only, but I think it was him the whole time. Anyways he had some tricky
lines I could never do. V has a masterful command over the english language, which was a tad hard to get used to. It just takes longer to register
what he says when he uses words that I havent heard outside of Shakespear. Plus the movie is centered in Britain, so prepare for british accents.
It was a movie with a point. Even if you think a masked hero who uses knives instead of guns it a little strange, you will still see the underlying
moral to this story. "V," was not supposed to be America or Britain or Russia or China, it was a basic outline for a socialist police state, an
oligarchy in which we may find ourselves one day.
As a fan of dystopian movies, I liked it.
[edit on 3/18/2006 by ViolatoR]