V for Vendetta (2005) (mini-review++)


(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

acting 8

directing 7

effects 8

editing 7

writing 7


3.7 out of 5 šŸ™


I love Natalie Portman’s performance in this movie. She is raw. She lashes out. She is wounded. She rises up. She’s great. But it’s Hugo Weaving’s assured, subtle turn as V that resonates the most. His cool and collected voice makes any exposition excellent and even though he’s keeping it together, you can sense the pain under him. It’s a captivating performance. The ending is not satisfying. And maybe it’s not supposed to be. Every revolution has casualties.




Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so.

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant).

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