V for Vendetta 
Hipster for a Day (Tom Little)
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Hey guys, Tom here. Chris is currently too busy combatting his Alienware computer virus so I presumed to take over his website for the day and fill everyone in on a little political drama, because we all love discussing political drama. In this case, though, we’ll be talking about the movie V for Vendetta.
Film #094 of 2013
Director: James McTeigue Cast: Natalie Portman [Evey], Hugo Weaving [V] & Stephen Rea [Finch]
Plot: A shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally. Source IMDB.com
Hipster Tom’s Review: Although it wears its patriotism a little heavy on its sleeves for some, V for Vendetta’s unabashed….well, government-bashing is done with such style and eloquence that it really is hard not to enjoy watching post-Parliamentary procedurals collapse under the weight of yet another mystifying Hugo Weaving lead performance.
“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November. The gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.” V
- Hugo Weaving in a Guy Fawkes mask, is somehow more compelling than him as Agent Smith
- Beautiful cinematography…this film simply oozes color
- Arguably one of Natalie Portman’s best performances
- The spittle flying out of Adam Sutler (John Hurt)’s mouth when he gets angry
- Any of Stephen Fry’s scenes
Biggest Surprise: Natalie Portman’s ability to pull off the short hair look. Very short hair.
Biggest Let Down: The political chastising works itself a little too close to becoming boilerplate arguments for the anti-establishment.
Does the guy get the hot girl in the end? Well, what do you think? It’s a guy in a Guy Fawkes mask!
Worth a Blu-ray purchase? Yes. Blowing up big political buildings in London just has to be experienced on hi-def or Blu-Ray.
Similar to: 1984 , The Matrix: Revolutions .
What Tweeters are saying:
Watching "V For Vendetta," this is such an awesome film. I adore the bits of alliteration with the letter V. Linguistic dancing, so fun.—
Joe Riggs (@WorldOfJoeRiggs) April 22, 2013
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Posted on April 27, 2013, in 2005, Hipster for a Day and tagged Filmhipster, Hipster for a Day, Hugo Weaving, James McTeigue, Movie, Movie Reviews, Movies, Natalie Portman, Review, Reviews, Stephen Rea, V for Vendetta. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.