Tuesday, March 21, 2006

V for Vendetta

Despite feeling under the weather on Saturday, I went to the cinema with Rachel to see V for Vendetta, the film based on the comic book from the '80s. And boy, was I pleased I did.

The last film I had seen before this was Serenity. Serenity is a very ok film. I'd not seen Firefly (the series the film is based on) so my take on the film was perhaps different than some, but I found it to be funny in places, good in places and starkravingly average in places. It was just too...predictable. Hackneyed. A popcorn movie. A way to spend 90 minutes without being too bored. The CGI spaceships looked exactly like CGI spaceships. I thought the idea of CGI was to look like the real thing? Anyway, I digress.

The reason I mention this is because I was pleasantly surprised by just how thoroughly good Vendetta was. It was original. It was intelligent. It was arty without being pretentious and it was a damn fine film. Go and see it!

1 comment:

Rose said...

Well, I went to see the first showing of ths film last friday. And, although I enjoyed it, as a firm fan of the original comic I did find bits of it not quite right. Technically, there were occasions when the voice of V didn't seem to be coming from the character.

Oh, and if you want to watch the Firefly TV show I have the DVD's if you'd like to borrow them. I think that worked a lot better on the smaller screen.