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V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
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Directed By:
James McTeigue

Starring:
Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Fry, and John Hurt

Rated R
Genre: Comic Book Sci-Fi/Action/Drama
Format Used: Blockbuster DVD
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence

THE PLOT:

In a not to distant future, a dictator has control over the world and justice has become a crime, so the just has become a terrorist. A man burned and blinded by the Government takes the mask of a man who defied the government centuries ago and makes plans to finish what the historic figure started and free the land from tyranny.

But the same chemical that caused the fire that blinded him gave him a power to see even without eyes, and speed and strength unequaled. Together with a beautiful woman who joins him they fight oppression across the land waiting for the day his final plan can go into motion.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Not only did V stay fateful to the original comic book, but they re-create famous panels from the book. This I like, now I don't know much about the book. In fact, to be completely honest I never heard of it until the movie came out. But after seeing a behind the scenes look at it is how I learned how close they kept to the book. I really liked it even with some minor character issues. 9 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I liked the fact that you couldn't see any eyes. No pupils in the mask, like what they need to do with Batman movies. If V can do it, then Batman can do it. Again, I agree about the minor character issues and if this actor isn't so conceited that he can hide his face for the whole movie they should be able to find someone who can do the Tick right as well. But this is a great adaptation and goes on the wall of fame. 9 STARS as well.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story stays fateful to the comic book.)
+ CHARACTERS (The characters stay fateful to the book.)
+ ACTION (Plenty of action to go around.)
+ FUN (Plenty of fun as well.)

...AND FINALLY...

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- MINOR CHARACTER ISSUES (The girl did get annoying at times.)

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