86 // A-
Incredibly well structured and impeccably paced, V for Vendetta shows that when done right, Alan Moore adaptations can be easily hold their own against classics of the broader genre. It was a bit standard in its direction (even though for a film of this caliber it was great), yet the vivid imagery (especially in the final scene), story, and a brilliant performance from Natalie Portman easily maces this a classic in my book.
(Also I don’t know if this is the Mandela effect, but even though this is my first time watching it I CLEARLY remember the end taking place on a bridge and Hugo Weaving showing his face before disappearing into the night (which Is not at all what happened)... don’t know why I thought this, maybe it’s from another film?)
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