Monday, April 24, 2006

V for Vitun Huono (some spoilers)

I know you are supposed to suspend your disbelief at most movies, but I did not find any chains sturdy enough to suspend it from.

OK, near-future paranoid totalitarian dystopia is not quite my genre, what with having actually lived in a near-past paranoid totalitarian dystopia. They tend to look a bit unrealistic. This, however, was excruciatingly bad even as near-future paranoid totalitarian dystopias go. It just felt like the parts of the society they describe do not fit together at all, which is what you get if you put together a bit of current bush-like rhetoric, a bit of Holocaust references, a bit of 9/11 conpiracy theory, a bit of Frankenstein, a few random victimized groups and one dominant ideology which is neither believable nor sufficiently visible.

Where are the huge slogans on the walls? And do the fuckers really think that in a society where people get dragged away just like that for minor things people actually spend time in a bar yelling "bullshit" at the TV? Or make comedy shows about the High Chancellor?

The characters are all certifiably insane, and you need at least some LSD to even begin to understand their motivations. This goes not only for the main characters, but for all the ordinary people as well. V's plan for the revolution is of the kind that can work only in a very bad movie, and I kept wondering all the time why doesn't Evey just hit V over the head with something heavy. I sure would.

In addition to that, for once they get a reasonaly pleasant-looking actor and they have him wear a mask all the time. And don't even get me started on Natalie Portman's hair.

OK, it could have been worse. They could have had very bad special effects and horrible pacing, but they didn't.

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