V For Vendetta

Oh Wow! I watched V for Vendetta last Friday night and I got to tell you this: It was wonderful!!! You just couldn’t miss it for life.

Vendetta means blood feud. The word is Italian, and originates from the Latin vindicta, “vengeance.”

The moment I saw the mask face on the newspaper I knew something wonderful is in stored for this movie. The mask is not scary at all… why it’s the most beautiful mask that I have ever seen. It had a nice ‘knowing’ smile and red cheeks.

The mask man (Guy Fawkes’ mask) or better known as V was played by Hugo Weaving (Elrond of LOTR, Agent Smith of The Matrix). Weaving played his character ‘V’ very well. V are charismatic, caring, cool, swift, skilled in combat and etc and etc… I guess he’s a guy anyone can fall in love with(including you guys out there πŸ˜› ). Both V and Hugo are an enigma. Come to think of it, throughout this movie Hugo didn’t showed his face at all. It was his great, strong and compelling voice that is doing the work. I was amazed.

Evey was played by the beautiful Natalie Portman and she looked beautiful even with her head shaved. Great job Natalie! The jail scene was so intense. Oh WOW!!! I think I’m becoming to like her more. Let’s just say she gain a new fan that Friday night.

My verdict ? A++


1. Natalie’s hair was shaved in just one take (of course). No computer wizardly involved.

2. The film is set in 2020 (how ironic!!!)

3. Being huge fans of the original comic series, The Wachowski brothers (Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski) wrote a draft of the script in the ’90s before they worked on The Matrix (1999), which shares several similar themes with “V for Vendetta”.

For more trivia, head over here.

For some cool soundtrack, head over to their official site. You can actually hear it online for a few moment. Hmm I am thinking of buying the soundtrack as I love most of the songs.

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  • Reply Wuching March 27, 2006 at 11:13 am

    film critic also now hor! don’t want to lose to that jeremy c!

  • Reply Jacky March 27, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for the short review.

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 27, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    Wuching, yeah wanna fight with Jeremy πŸ˜›

    Jacky, welcome. You won’t regret watching this movie.

  • Reply Jeremy C March 27, 2006 at 3:05 pm

    hehe, no need to fight with moi – we fight together, to quote V, “Strength Through Unity, Unity Through Strength”.

    see, I told you the movie was really that good πŸ™‚

  • Reply paul March 27, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    wassup just visitin while searching for v for vendetta reviews. awesome, i’ll definitely watch!

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 27, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    Jeremy C, Let’s fight the parlimen…let’s wear chicken little’s mask…

    Yeah you are SO RIGHT! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply moz monster March 27, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    Sounds interesting … if I can only convince someone to watch this with me …

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 28, 2006 at 7:31 am

    Paul, ohh I had checked it out. cool!

    Moz Monster, good luck then. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply cccp March 28, 2006 at 9:52 am

    yeah this is a wonderful film. i can’t remember how many times i got chicken bumps during the film, and your emotion does change minutes to minutes. a must watch, and also a good own! a++ for me too.

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 28, 2006 at 10:17 am

    cccp, yes my emotion was over-whelming throughout the movie. A rare kind of movie if I must say.

  • Reply Ren September 18, 2006 at 1:19 am

    this is a super late review, but I just saw the movie last night.
    Absolutely AMAZING movie.. V is a genious and the actor couldnt have done a better job with his poetic prose.
    Definately a MUST see!!!

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 22, 2006 at 7:34 am

    Ren, glad that you like it. Yes V have charisma. :battlingeyelashes:

  • Reply Angela July 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Hello there Che-Cheh :wave: Yup,I have FINALLY watched this movie on TV3 around last week or so,with the temptation to resist any forms of spoiler that will come in my way before that :whew: Come to think of it,I was technically 3 years too late :crying: Luckily I found this review of yours.Honestly,I love this review among all the ones I’ve read,good job! :applause:

    and,I didn’t realized that it was Hugo Weaving :tongue: Yup,I’ve seen him in LOTR & Matrix,and yes,he amazed me! I think I fell in love with him even more,lolz. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 12, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Angela, :wave: it’s not too late to watch even though it is 3 years later. A good movie is never too late to be watched. πŸ™‚ Oh thank you. I watched this movie a couple more times in Astro. Unbelievably good every time. Yeah I :love: Hugo Weaving too haha.

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