I only have one word for this film: Spectacular! Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit here, but no matter. I thought this is what a movie should be; something that people can enjoy and discuss afterwards. Although I do warning you; it's not for everyone. But who am I anyway? I let you to judge, okay.
Set in the future Britain, a woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as "V" (Hugo Weaving) who is charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception. "V" ignites a revolution to take over the government-controlled airwaves lead by Dictator Adam Sutler (John Hurt), he urge his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth, she also discovers the truth about herself - and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption. Meanwhile, Detective Finch (Stephen Rea) is trying to decide which side he is on.
Damn, this is one of the rare movie that actually made me stood up from my seat and cheers. Me and the rest of the audience were watching this, and after it ends, we gave a standing ovation. I'm very hard to pleased, so when I applauded after the movie ended, that is something. Bravo! Everything screams bleak, complex and explosive. It is interesting to see a movie that brings a lot of questions. It tells the big issue in the world right, like terrorism. Tells about the oppresive forces, fear and politic. The resonance of it, such a hot topic. It'll be fascinating to hear people's reaction to it. The movie is very character-driven and dialogue-heavy, but I really think it's an action movie that makes you think about how we categorize, differentiate, and define violence. So basically a very dark comedy, lol. In a lot of ways, the ambiguity about "V" is questionable; is he a hero or a terrorist? You decide. Everyone in this movie are great; especially Stephen Rea, who I think always appear in every controversial movies. Hugo Weaving also great, although I don't even see his face for the whole movie. But unfortunately, Natalie Portman's English accent is bugging me. Well, nothing is perfect.
I like how they avoid the Hollywood cliche. Instead, this movie is about British but more a mirror of what happen in the world right now. My favorite scene is when "V" gave a monologue: "Voilà! 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 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 vanguarding 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." Awesome.
HoneyBee May 31, 2006 12:19 AM PDT loe sharusnya jgn nonton di dvd bajakan. nonton di bioskop sangat seru banget. sumpah yg bikin gue sampe nganga tu adegan ledakan2 sama musiknya.
andy May 30, 2006 09:28 PM PDT
grahh... film yang sangat bagus... tapi dvd bajakan nya belom sempurna banget, teksnya kacau, patah2 dan agak nge hang.... gue jadi rada bingung... what can i say... kayaknya gue mesti nonton 2 kali lagi deh...
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