Tuesday, February 12, 2008

V for Vendetta (2005)

I don't know where to start - Natalie Portman's awful bird-like accent; John Hurt's decaying teeth; Hugo Weaving's middle-school political monologues; lack of action or anything exciting in the story; or just the story itself...or lack thereof.

V for Vendetta is a bad amalgamation of 1984 (sans heart); Brave New World (sans the Savage); and the Third Reich (in English). With a convoluted plotline that is never sure where to concentrate, it is as bad as it gets.

The Britons, as it turns out, are only limited to a few people in the local pub and two nuclear families. That should, apparently, be enough to represent a society.

Quite why Evey (geddit? it's all v's) is involved in this story is something the Scotland Yard should investigate. Surely, Stephen Rea's chief inspector could have been sufficient enoughy. But, then again, it would be too similar to George Orwell's dystopia. I belive risking plagiarism might have saved this excuse for a film.

Oh, and did I say Natalie Portman's accent was horrible?

4 comments:

Blarneyman said...

It looked great and promised so much, but what a dull movie.

But hasn't Portman always sounded like that? I am not sure, I guess I am just used to leering instead of listening.

Gurur Sarbanoglu said...
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Gurur Sarbanoglu said...

well, I had to sort out some issues. Hence the deleted comments. Here's what I was trying to say:

As Peter Bradshaw puts it, he is reliably terrible...

There.

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