Sunday, March 26, 2006
Went to see 'V for Vendetta' and thought it was mind-blowingly good, thought-provoking, conceptually and visually stunning. Natalie Portman was superb as Evey.
The bf however walked out halfway through the movie, thinking it was "anti-English"... he must have been watching something else I reckon. Or he didn't understand all the talky bits (and there is a lot of talking too).
I haven't read the graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore, so I don't know how close the film is to the book - probably not very close. I can imagine that the film-makers jazzed up the political content so that it could be related to by today's audience, seeing as Moore's book was written in the early 80s, Thatcherite years.
I think I'll order my own copy off Amazon, to see for myself.