One early positive review for V for Vendetta can be considered a fluke, but three positive early reviews could be a sign of things to come. With V for Vendetta screened at BNAT, everybody who has seen the film is currently screaming its praises. Just how good is this thing?
V for Vendetta Review
The good people over at AICN have recently posted two additional movie reviews for V for Vendetta. Like the original review, each review claims that this Silver/Wachowski adaptation of the graphic novel by Alan Moore is the tits and they wouldn't have it any other way.
I'm only marginally familiar with the Alan Moore graphic novel, so I cannot compare, but I think it's fair to whip out the phrase TOUR-DE-FORCE for this complete and utter masterpiece. This film literally had me shaking in my seat. The moment early on in which V 'conducts' a symphony of protest towards that blasted crescendo on a London rooftop completely set the stage for what was to come, and caught me completely off guard. I thought the trailer was fantastic, but I really never expected the film to go so far or hit so hard.
Never has a comic book looked or felt so elegant on celluloid. I'd love to have a DVD commentary track by the current Western world leaders, and another one from Bill O'Reilly for kicks--- (just because I'd like to know what he thinks of the part where he gets killed in the shower).
V For Vendetta was not just the single greatest film experience I had at BNAT. Rather, it is the Single Greatest Film I’ve seen all year. It is an utterly perfect, flawless film, ripe for debate and ready to be argued. It is a comic book adaptation of material now 23 years old, and yet, it could not have been made at a better, more relevant, more appropriate time. This is a film about revolution, a film about police states and terrorism. It is a film about what happens when people are afraid and let those that offer safety at the expense of freedom reign. It is a film about one man pushed over the edge, completely destroyed and ready to get revenge. But more important than revenge, this man wants revolution.
Whew! I don't think reviews can get any more positive than these two. Check out the full reviews of V for Vendetta by clicking on either of the two orange links (separate pages).
V for Vendetta will be released to theatres on March 17th, 2006.