Remember, remember the fifth of November,
gunpowder, treason and plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.
Awesome, Brilliant, Charismatic, Deadly, Excellent, Fabulous, Great, Huge, Interesting, Jovial, Kewl, Lovely, Magnifique,…. No, I am not trying to learn the English alphabet! Neither am I trying to create a rival ad for the Chevrolet Aveo!! I am just trying to find adjectives for the impact, the effect that V for Vendetta – the movie left on me!! I think it was phenomenal!!
Year 2003/04 – the Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions – Parts 2 and 3 of the Trilogy left me bewildered, flabbergasted and sad. Why? Well, I kinda lost respect for the Wachowski brothers. I was trying hard to find as to what the Wachowski brothers were trying to do. Yes, they did raise the bar of special effects in Hollywood cinema. They did try and capture something abstract on celluloid. They did increase the level of "cool" for all the computer geeks. Neo/Matrix was awesome! The idea did sell, but did not blow me away! Matrix [Part 1] the Animatrix series and the special effects in Reloaded and Revolutions are definitely worthy of mention. Of course, The Matrix Reloaded: Explained and The Matrix Revolutions: Explained were superb! It did get me thinking more and appreciating the Wachowski brothers' more for their idea and made me appreciate their trials! However, I was still disappointed with the outcome of Reload and Revolutions!
05-APR-2006: A story written by Alan Moore and David Lloyd in 1982 was made into a screenplay by Andy and Larry Wachowski. The movie was brought to life by James McTeigue [director] and the Wachowski brothers. The story was initially published by DC Comics. Everything about the movie was made right by brilliant screenplay, excellent direction, divine cinematography and superb acting. If you consider it, there are NO babes in the movie, there is a masked guy talking in GRE terms most of the time. There is a murder of a fat Briton. Yet, the movie made quite an impact on me! Some of the dialogues were just mindblowing!
So, how come a Guy Fawkes masked V, the protagonist of the story with terrorist intentions, with the intent of destabilizing the autocratic government in a dystopian United Kingdom can be interesting? Well, for one, it was Hugo Weaving [Agent Smith in the Matrix], who played the masked guy! But, you know what? I have renewed respect for him. With NO facial expressions other than a perpetual smile [on the mask], he has delivered a classic act!
EV – the female lead character was played by Natalie Portman! Well, she has definitely matured as an actor! I knew she had it in her. I also found her absolutely cute right from the time I have seen her in mainstream cinema! There were certain scenes [when she comes outta the detention etc, where in I was just blown away [no pun intended]! Btw, she shaved off her head for real in this movie. And I still think she looks GORGEOUS!! I have a huge crush on you Natalie Portman! :-D!
Wachowski brothers have definitely made a comeback with V for Vendetta. The plot, the storyline, the setting and the execution – they have finally got their equation right! This movie gets a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from me!
Some dialogues from the movie!
V's introduction to Evey
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. 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 vanguarding 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!
Evey: Are you like a crazy person?
I'm still in search for the dialogue about idea. Anyhoo, planning to get the DVD of this movie asap! This is too good :-)!