With its thought-provoking themes and The Wachowskis' excellent screenplay (Yes, I'm a Wachowski fanboy. Been one ever since The Matrix trilogy changed my life and helped action movies finally gain my respect), V for Vendetta is not only smart but also is another visually stunning Wachowski flick. Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving are both compelling. Weaving, in the role of the mysterious V, delivers excellent lines especially during a television broadcast and in his first appearance a crap ton of alliteration with the letter v. Who knew the siblings had such a fluent grasp of the English language? I think leaving his origins a mystery help the viewers decide for themselves what he looks like. Hell, we never even learn his real name or even his face. The poster says Hugo Weaving but is there really an Agent Smith underneath the mask or is it something that's not pretty at all? It's not as heavy on action as other entries in the Wachowskis' filmography, either as directors, producers or screenwriters. But I think it's because it wants to focus more on the story and on its themes than on "kill, kill ,kill". With its subject matter regarding politics and the convincing interaction between Portman and Weaving's characters, V for Vendetta gets a V for Valour in discussing its said political themes. Yes, I had trouble finding a positive verb starting with v that fitted with the movie. *sigh* The things I do to make the review...not 100% crappy.