Note: this post probably contains some spoilers, despite my best efforts to be vague, so read at your own risk.)
Wow, I was surprised by how good this movie was. I had no expectations going into the movie, having neither read a review / plot line nor the comic books. Now i can’t wait for it to come out on DVD. It’s definitely worth watching, especially if you enjoy psychological movies similar to the Silence of the Lambs. And for those of you like me trying to figure out where you have heard V’s voice before, just think “Mr. Anderson”, and you got it.
I really enjoyed some of the minor themes the movie explored, including coincidence, justice versus revenge, and teacher / student relationships (similar to Kill Bill and Batman Begins). They really did a good job with the no such thing as coincidence, as I’m one of those people who will go watch the movie another 2–3 times just to catch all of the things i missed the first time. How many times did you see a rose in the movie?
It’s also worth watching a movie where the main character wears a mask the entire time. It’s interesting how you can still pick up on emotions through body language and voice without ever seeing a facial expression or seeing the character’s eyes.
My favorite part (besides the every other word starting with a ‘v’ speech) was the scene with the old lady in the bedroom (again, trying to be purposefully vague). It really makes you think about the differences between justice and revenge.
Anyways, i think i caught one continuity error that hasn’t been listed yet at IMDB. While the chancellor is talking for the first time to his top officials, the color of his bottom teeth change from a old, dirty color to a “i just used some Crest Whitestrips” back to a old, dirty color. And it definitely wasn’t the lighting. Drove me crazy. Did anyone else catch that?
And lastly, as i’ll have to wait for the DVD to come out to check, does Hugo Weaving (V) appear without the mask in the final scene? I was looking for him, but it went too fast.