Typically my "go to the movies" partners are my brother and my boyfriend so we see fewer chick flicks and more along the lines of action/adventure/violence/sci fi films which is generally cool with me but sometimes gets old. I had read a good review of Vendetta and I like Ms. Portman so I wasn't dreading this one.
The beginning was not auspicious, looking like an weird Batman comic-based movie. While that may work for some people, I prefer less theatrics and more plot and character development. Vendetta quickly captured my interest though and I found the Guy Fawkes mask wasn't quite as garish and awful as previously.
I liked this film. Even though many of the actors were ugly and difficult to watch (yeah, it's a personal preference), the characterizations were very well done and the story is compelling. Portman handles her part beautifully and I bought her political awakening. The violent scenes aren't too overdone (I hate fight scenes that go on and on and on...) There's a lot of political talk and concepts but those who don't care for politics should find enough else to interest them in this movie.
One of the best things about this movie was the soundtrack. I may even buy it. Probably won't buy the DVD but the music was powerful and eclectic.
Check it out. Even though it's long, very long, I bet you'll enjoy the movie.
I'll make sure to see it once it is released here which will be... *checks date* tomorrow. Wow, March sure went fast. So yeah, that was a good review. Covered everything I'd want to know. Sounds like my kind of movie (action, politics and good plot and characterisation!)
I love his V monologue....