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Monday, April 10, 2006

Christopher's Three-Word Film Reviews: V For Vendetta

So, in the absence of University-related content (being it Easter holidays and all), I thought I'd do some informative, while brief, reviews of films I've been watching recently.

First up under my critical gaze: V For Vendetta.

Plot Outline: A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.

My three-word review: clever, intricate and believable!

Would I pay to see this: definitely. Maybe even again! A big screen really does this film justice.

Would I recommend this to others: certainly. This is one of those films that you must see, it proposes a very possible future, whilst not pushing itself too far away from the truth with an unrealistic storyline, and, aside from Natalie Portman's wavering English accent, all members of the cast put in solid performances. Hugo Weaving's accent is flawless, though doubtless he ADRed quite a bit of his performance, wearing his Guy Fawkes mask for the entire film and all :D

Some really excellent twists, including one not even I was expecting (and I consider myself fairly familiar with the Wachowskis' work), character development is good and hey, I love seeing my capital city in a film, even if some of it is blown up.

...Oops, sorry, that last bit might be considered a spoiler (if you didn't catch any of the huge media coverage or reviews in the national press months ago ;)

Coming next: Ice Age 2, I think.

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Happy April the second...

Just remember, "The weak and nerdy are admired for their computer-programming abilities." (Homer Simpson).

See the Google April Fool's for this year? If not, you can go check it out here. In other news, the rumours that MySpace was shutting down / starting to charge for use are indeed April Fool's jokes. What a shame.

Going home in a bit for the three weeks' holiday over the Easter period, just packing up my stuff at the moment (gathering up odd socks, packing away cables and stuff like that). Speak to you all again soon.

This post has also been crossposted to my main blog.

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