Sunday, March 19, 2006

A Revolution Without Dancing Is A Revolution Not Worth Having

That's right, I just got back from seeing V for Vendetta.

I was a little leery going into the movie. I had heard that it would likely be polarizing and also, based on some advanced articles I read in Entertainment Weekly, I knew that I would disagree on moral grounds at some points. I also knew that Alan Moore, the man who originally wrote V wanted absolutely nothing to do with this movie (since he believes that his graphic novels shouldn't be adapted for the large screen and, after The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I'd have to agree).

But it was a good movie. I thought it was very well done and gave me a lot to think about. Nothing worth sharing, really, but it was good.

And it also proves something that I've suspected all along. The Star Wars prequels are not Natalie Portman's fault. Not by a long shot. It's amazing what can happen when an actress like her stars in a movie that has a plot and real direction.