Director: James McTeigue - directorial debut
Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt
Seen: March 25, 2006 at Paramount IMAX
Reason to see: Was invited to go! Also, its based on a comic, Natalie Portman with cool new haircut, all the hype, etc.
Interesting look at an alternative reality/possible future UK/World. Interesting story, strong characters and good acting. I did find it hard to connect with completely masked character, I found my mind wandering at times during some of the longer moments of dialogue there. There were a lot of human truths, beautiful and horrific. I think it was marketed a little 'action-y' but its very much more a drama.
The thing that has stuck with me the most is the idea of forcing your will on another for what you think will benefit them in the long run. Is this ever the right thing to do? How can you ever know? Is it worth it, even if you are right, to push someone else that far that you might just break them. I'm not convinced that is ever the right thing to do which is for me the thing that holds me back from whole heartedly enjoying the film.
Shannon's Overall View:
I thought it was good
I would watch it again
I would recommend it
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© Shannon Ridler, 2006