Corte Madera Chronicles

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

V for Verisimilitude

opinions can go to the comments section


At 3:11 PM, Blogger Zachary said...

ok - so i saw it here last night in portland.

except for V surviving an inordinate amount of gunfire in an unnecessary scene, I thought the movie was pretty good.

i might be being pretty optimistic, and i have some extensive opinions, that i am not necessarily ready to throw down yet, but i am curious what you lot thought of it.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Poe said...

Crappy. It had potential, but it was not pulled off. I suspect if I had read the comics I would have like it more. It simply did not have the time to tell the story that it wanted to, which resulted in too much exposition and not enough really happening.

I like the performances and the design for the most part, but it was just way too slow and fairly predictable. The only thing that surprised me was V torturing Portman, which they did not manage to justify enough in my mind. Other than that, what happened in this film that you could not have predicted after the first ten minutes? I mean, the scene with Portman and Rea was exactly what I knew would happen. Of course, they failed to make it meaningful because they never really showed how complicit Rea's character was in what had gone down.

I liked the idea of the story, I liked the political message, but the script let me down.

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Lorrimer said...

Fucking watched this movie today at the theatre in Westwood where they do a lot of big premieres with movie stars; I figured it would be a quality viewing experience. Then a speaker blew out about halfway through at a weird part where it seemed like maybe it was part of the movie. Eventually a bunch of us went out and complained and got refunds, and by then they had fixed it so I went back in to watch the rest.

What happened with Stephen Rea? The last I saw of him was him getting dragged off with the hood over him and her under the bed, and then a couple of quick glances of him towards the end that didn't make any sense. Like all the people coming back to life under the mask.

Other than that, I more or less enjoyed watching it, but it felt less hardcore than the comic book. Still, it was more true than the original than I thought it would be after I heard Alan Moore had his name taken off of it. A couple of pretty great moments.

I am done with Natalie Portman. Her hotness factor no longer counteracts her inability to make any kind of choice as an actor.

At 6:58 PM, Blogger lia said...

i enjoyed the "go al-qaeda!" message. just subversive enough to make you feel like you are supporting the revolution without have to actually do anything about it.

and natalie portman is still very hot (albeit a terrible actor), but i never noticed how teeny she was until this movie. i like the ladies with a little more curvaliciousness. jeez.

of course i'm probably saying THAT to the wrong crowd...


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