Thursday, March 23, 2006

V fish

"A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having."

went to see V for Vendetta on Tuesday...i'm not going to reveal much except that it's well worth watching by anyone who's got a thing for freedom from censorship & the rights of an individual. plus it's a comic book movie.

(a crowd of Vs)

i will however be dropping a few quotes here & there:

"Who are you? "
"Who? Who is but the form following the function of what. And what I am is a man in a mask."
"I can see that."
"Of course you can. I am not questioning your powers of observation. I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is. "

as someone who's got a giant oil copy of The Burning of the House of Lords in her library, this movie absolutely struck a chord with me.
besides, there's nothing like the 1812 Overture for blowing things up to. i mean, just listen to it & tell me it doesn't make you rambunctious.

"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. "

coolness, yes? alliteration is sexy.

this movie convinces me of a few things:
1) see aforemention comments on the 1812.
2) the Wachowski brothers can in fact still make exciting movies, in spite of the Matrix debacle. really, they must have restrained themselves, the action is very very well done. the only trademark-y matrix-y fight scenes involve the trails a knife makes as it slices the air...
3) Hugo Weaving should do more voice work. tell me he wouldn't rock the world of anime voiceovers. like Patrick Stewart.
4) Natalie Portman (in spite of the Star Wars debacle--why does it always have to be "in spite of"?) is a phenomenal actress. the fact that her performance in this flick doesn't ever get campy or over-the-top is proof of that.

besides, she reminds me of Audrey Hepburn.



8 little fish:

Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

well ok - so maybe i need to give the girl another chance - she does look sexy with short hair

10:10 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Great post, especially considering you have one of my favorite pics of Audrey on there!!!

I am planning on seeing V next weekend with some guys...we've been having a heck of a time trying to work it into our and family really do get in the way of watching movies sometimes! ;)

Glad to hear you liked it, I look forward to seeing it.

10:35 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

mysfit, i didn't know you had issues with ms. portman. pourquoi?

poor carl v.
i know the feeling: so many movies, so many

10:45 AM  
Blogger Fence swam up to say...

Have to say I thought Portman the weakest part of the film. Pre her baldness that is.

However, thinking about it now, possibly it was the character rather than the actress that was the problem. Hmmm, maybe I should go see it again.

11:08 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i wouldn't call it a great movie, it was a little too forced for that, but very enjoyable...i think part of the point is that evey is first weakened by experience & fear, kinda representative, y'know?
the whole transition was very strange, but that's rather a spoiler so i'm not going to discuss it yet...

11:34 AM  
Blogger JP swam up to say...

How'd you find it as a translation of Moore's comic?

12:15 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

this is where i sheepishly admit i haven't really read the comic...
but i will.

4:56 PM  
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