Tuesday, March 28, 2006

F for fuckin' good

The title, of course, refers to the movie V For Vendetta. Excellent movie. I highly recommend it. The Wachowski Brothers have said that they're not trying to make comparisons between the fictional England they've created and America today - but if you don't come out of that movie thinking about the concept of terrorism, you weren't paying attention. But, hey, should we expect any less out of these guys? They gave us The Matrix, which also could be know as The Thinking Man's Action Flick.

One more thing - Hugo Weaving (who played Agent Smith in the Matrix trilogy) is outstanding as V. The mask work that he does is unbelievable. And, if you've ever done any mask work, you know how hard it is.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I agree. I walked out of there in disbelief that I cared so much about a man whose face I never saw. Amazing. The man is a master. The whole movie is insanely good. Julie, my roommate in Bkln, held me hostage in the bathroom with her while she got ready this afternoon so she could talk about the film with me. It's just that kind of movie.

DH said...

Any other good movies that you'd recommend?

The Rover said...

Haven't seen too much lately. 16 Blocks and Inside Man are next on my hit list...

bellacara said...

Wouldn't I would give for a day of movies, a great comfy couch and no interruptions!

Hmm, I think a day off is in order. Thanks for the recommendations!

Melissa said...

Inside Man is good, but there are some issues I have with it. It's entertaining and well, Denzel is FIYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!

Bright-Eyes said...

16 blocks is great.
I agree abou the mask work. Absolutely incredible...

And the voice work, I mean, you have so few things to work with, and he manages to really create a real person out of a face that doesn't move.