Friday, August 25, 2006

V for Vendetta

I enjoyed this movie much more than I thought I would. The only comic books I ever cared about were the Archie comics, and I really didn't care for Sin City when K made me go, so I didn't expect to like this comic book venture, either.

I love Hugo Weaving (V) whether good guy or bad, or whether his face is hidden by a mask or not. Apparently so do the Wachowski brothers, having used him both here and in the Matrix trilogy. I loved the use of the letter "V" throughout the movie. Some uses were obvious, and some were much more subtle, unnoticed until I watched it a second time or slowed things down to watch frame-by-frame to work out clues as to the story's epilogue. The noticing and figuring out of things was the same kind of fun I had with The Usual Suspects.

Made me laugh: Yes.
Made me cry: Just a little teary-eyed.
Made me think: Yes.
Watchability: Very watchable. Hesitant to give the DVD back because I keep thinking about the movie and wanting to see it again.
1-10 rating: 8.5

Favorite quotes:
"VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."

"God is in the rain."


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