For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Graphic Novel Film Adaptations, here’s a review of V for Vendetta (2005) by Ghezal of Ghezal Plus Movies
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Let’s see what Ghezal thought of this movie:
V For Vendetta (2005) Review
Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Fry and John Hurt.
Director: James McTeigue (Ninja Assassin, Sense8)
When I think of some of the greatest graphic novel to film adaptations, two titles come to mind that both stemmed from the same author: Alan Moore’s Watchmen and V for Vendetta. While Watchmen provides an interesting look into a group of hard R superheroes that occasionally test the moral & ethical components of a society, V for Vendetta focuses on a specific character that utilizes such morally questionable tactics to fight the oppression faced by those living in a fascist London government.
Every actor in this film is cast virtually perfect. The two standouts are easily Hugo Weaving as V and my perpetual Hall Pass, Natalie Portman as Evey. (V… E-V… Am I right?) The journey Evey goes through has a perfect beginning, middle and end. We see her unbelievable progression as a character and it is genuinely one of my favourite character arcs executed in film. You feel the pangs of terror that each character endures and when there is that tiny glimmer of hope dangling about, you want to see them finally cross that threshold to experience some semblance of happiness.
The film’s themes continue to be relevant as there are certain moments in our society that OCCASIONALLY resemble totalitarian rule. The late, great John Hurt portrays the head of this fascist government sinisterly and brilliantly. He is absolutely terrifying in this role.
For all those that adore the film as much as I do, check out this ridiculously hilarious audio dub featuring V and Evey’s various roommate shenanigans. It will make you cry tears of joy:
Thanks again MovieRob for including me in your May Grand Grandeur! You can catch my various ramblings on Twitter at @MrsBananaPhone and of course, http://www.ghezalplusmovies.com