May 8, 2009

V for Vendetta

Title: V for Vendetta
Year: 2005
Director: James McTeigue
Writers: Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, based on the book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt
Music: Dario Marianelli
Distinctions: currently #172 on IMDb's Top 250
Synopsis: a masked terrorist attacks a dystopian government
Length: 132 minutes
How I saw it: in the theater, 2005; on video (rented from Netflix), February 2009
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent).
Objective Rating: 3/10 (gets points for pacing, special effects/design and acting) c. 2.0/4 (Indifferent).

I guess it's entertaining, so long as you don't think too hard. There are major plot holes, and a lot of corny moments. The climactic action scene is hilariously bad. There are some great secondary characters, but the two leads hardly even make sense. Portman's acting stinks, but everyone else in the movie is great.

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