Sunday, March 26, 2006

V for very good

Catched another movie recently -- V for Vendetta. By the way if guys wanna catch a movie I highly recommend the GSC in One Utama, its new and its cool. Give it a try.

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Decided to make my blog look more serious by adding more movie reviews, its good, I get to watch more movies and improve my english, its also good start for my movie career ... haha

This film is Not directed by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix) in case you guys got it wrong, the merely wrote the screenplay and were Producers for the movie. The Director is James McTeigue who was assistant director for the Matrix Trilogy and other films. Hugo Weaving plays the Hero and the Bald girl in the poster is Natalie Portman.

The movie was adapted from the graphic novel of the same title, The Wachowski brothers even started working on the draft of the script before they even started the matrix. And by the way I didnt really liked the last 2 episodes of the Matrix trilogy, not nicely done, but this movie here is different.

A very good Script I must say, the dialogues are nice. Most of them are meaningful, but it actually depands on the viewers language standard to understand most of it. Try this one:

This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. 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 vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

Exactly how many words do you understand in this paragraph, and try counting the number of times the alphabet V was used.

Before the movie, most people (like me) would imagine the hero to be cool and mysterious, a guy with nothing much to say ... you have no idea how wrong I am. V quotes alot from Macbeth by Shakespere, and if you aren't familiar with them, your gonna have a hard time understanding the rest of script.

The story involves around the goverment and politics, and in my point of view indirectly pointing at America. Its like an imaginative vision of the future, where dictatorship rules and the world is overly Secured. Flashbacks were often used to tell the story, of the Goverment came to rule and how V came to be.

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Through out the movie beautiful shots appear, like the one above. Its not computer graphic (I think) but just the directors attempt to potray an important moment in the plot. If u have no idea what is he doing in the picture I suggest you watch the movie and look for this part, its nice.

Some people think that this movie is boring and overly dramatic (ecspecially the ending), and the political statement is to hard to get. What people are missing is the meaning behind the scenes, The fight for liberty, for the people and the country, its not only about a man trying to seek revenge. The hero is not just some guy, he is a SYMBOL. I admit the flow wasn't smooth enough, but its not that rough that you have to spend alot of time understanding it (Try watching 3rd Generation and The beautiful washing machine ... those really give you headaches like you have a brain tumour).

Hugo Weaving, hidden behind the mask, does wonderful acting. He potrys the dramatic and emotional side of the hero, along side Natalie Portman, who plays Evey. Natalie was considered a good actress the minute she got her head shaved bald. If I were a hot chick, I rather do Porn than to shave my long beautiful hair ... but thats me. The relationship between V and Evey are well handled and some people would find it touching.

Remember bullet-time in the Matrix? Well in here there is another exiciting Knife time. This scene is nicely done, Superb action and special effects. Not to mention the explosions, reminds the audience of what you can experience in cinimas that pirated DVD cannot (unless you are so damm rich you buy yourself exspensive home theatre ... then you can invite me over to your house)

Fantastic script with nice action and a thoughtful message, it is a must watch movie, A- I give it. Been a long time since I ever watched a nice movie like this on the cinema.

Wrote too much, my blogs gonna be damm boring ... See ya!~
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"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof" -- V