Saturday, February 18, 2006

V for Variety Review

As I mentioned earlier, Variety's website has a review of the movie, and I believe it's the first negative review I've seen from the mainstream press. Their synopsis is as follows:

Although often visually striking and undercoated by a compelling sci-fi concept, graphic-novel adaptation "V for Vendetta" feels flat as a storyboard. Chiming faintly with current counterculture vibe in higher-browed films, dystopian "Vendetta" posits a masked "terrorist" hero (Hugo Weaving) trying to overthrow a fascist state in future Blighty. Helmed by James McTeigue, pic suffers from many of same problems as last two installments of producers Andy and Larry Wachowski's "Matrix" franchise: indigestible dialogue, pacing difficulties and too much pseudo-philosophical info. Pic should open with a bang in late March but may fizzle quickly.

You can read the full review here.

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