31 thoughts on “V for Vendetta (2005) Movie Review

    1. A day to remember forever.

      No movies was announced for now–which is a good thing, for now–but there is a TV series that was announced but there’s very little news on its development for the time being.
      And yes, it is a graphic novel. A beloved classic that is sometimes also in some curriculum’s, alongside other huge classics like Watchmen. 😉

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    1. Hahahaha I can totally understand that. 😛 As long as you understood what you read, then you got all the reasons to think you were hahaha

      My bad, there’s only a TV series that was announced but little information on it for the time being. I’m just glad that an almost 15 year old movie hasn’t yet been rebooted by Hollywood hahah

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  1. I watched the movie soon after it came out on dvd. After that I had no desire to read the GN. And then I read Watchmen and realized Moore and I would never agree on some basics. Like what constitutes a good story, hahahaha!

    I had no idea there was a reboot coming out. Doesn’t surprise me though. sigh…

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    1. Hahahaahh quite unfortunate that you and Moore aren’t seeing eye to eye! I sort love most of his stuff so far. Can’t wait to review Watchmen soon, after I reread it, just to boil your blood a bit. 😛

      Well.. At least the “reboot” is a potential TV series. Sort of like the impending HUGE Lord of the Rings Amazon series that’s about to enter our lives. 😉

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      1. Man, everything is getting turned into a tv series now. I thought GoT was doing fantasy fans a service by opening up that venue but now I’m not so sure 😦

        As for amazon, I’m more excited about the Wheel of Time to be honest.

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  2. I have to publicly admit I never saw this movie, but your review encouraged – no, compelled – me to watch it as soon as I can because the core theme is a fascinating one, not least because it feels in synch with many present-day issues. Thank you so much for sharing this! 🙂

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    1. Better late than never, Maddalena! I hope you’ll enjoy it when you get the chance to. It indeed has some relevant and timely subjects to ponder on, even today. Of course, it’s extreme, but the whole purpose is to ponder on the ideas and what they mean rather than to reproduce what we see unfold here hahah Thank YOU for reading! 😀

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  3. Yes, this is such a powerful story! I enjoy the movie a lot, though I must agree with you on Portman’s performance – not a strong one, unfortunately. But the comic book, and especially the Watchmen, are among my all-time favorites. I love the way Moore expounds on the topics of terrorism, anarchism, liberty and violence. Nothing is black or white – except the graphics 😉 I’m always taken with the final battle scene, it’s absolutely masterful in the way it showcases the power of ideas and the fluid, organic way a mass of people can work together – for good or bad. The ambiguity, ambivalence of that image always gets me 😀

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    1. I’m super glad to hear that you enjoyed this one too! I do prefer the graphic novel way, way more than the movie but I won’t lie that I’m always moved by the ideas and V in this movie. I’m completely with you on all fronts here. And Watchmen is a masterpiece. I look forward to rereading it and sharing a review for it soon. 😛

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  4. Oh well, my comment will basically be the same as Caroline’s (how original) 😂 I saw this movie many years ago, but I don’t think I really liked it, though maybe I was a bit too young to properly understand everything… Maybe I’ll need to rewatch it 😁

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  5. I actually have this recorded to finally watch, it’ll be interesting to compare it to the graphic novel and based on your review it seems worthwhile (it already scores points for having Natalie Portman in it), great write-up Lashaan – did you ever review Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (have you been watching the HBO series by the way)? Forgive me if you have and we’ve spoken about it, I do have occasional holes in my normally robust memory!

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    1. Whaaaat! The Great and Mighty Chris Evans hasn’t seen one of the rare DC/Vertigo/WB movies set in his country????? 😀 You should definitely check it out, especially maybe after a reread of the graphic novel if you haven’t read it in a while!

      Absolutely. I saw the movie multiple times in the past year but I never got around to reviewing the movie or the graphic novel because I loved those two so much that I wasn’t sure if I could properly do them justice in a review but the plan is to review them both for December after a reread and rewatch hahaha

      I haven’t started the HBO series though. I’m waiting for it to complete its first season before binging it. Have you? Do you have a positive impression of it? So far I mostly hear positive things of since its release, but bad things about it from purists (I’m not sure but I think Alan Moore thinks of it as an abomination but then again, he was never a fan of any of the adaptations).

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      1. Haha, I know – I hadn’t read the graphic novel when the film came out and wanted to do that first before checking the film version…bit it just kind of fell by the wayside.

        Man, the HBO Watchmen is GOOD and it’s clear that the creators love, understand and have nothing but a deep respect for the source material. It’s intelligently done and there’s a lot to chew on, hope you enjoy it as I’m sure you will!

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    1. That is pretty cool though! It’s not a movie that’s easy to understand as a kid, sort of like reading 1984 very young. And yes, Portman is not my fave but I won’t lie that she has a couple of good movies under her belt, like Black Swan and Léon! Okay, that’s about all actually! 😂

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