It's not a terrible film, but after a few viewings it becomes quite tiresome. Why they chose Natalie Portman for the lead is beyond me. I?m loathed to say it, but Keira Knightley would have been better suited - even though she is a terribly bland actress. Hugo Weaving's voice is becoming popular now (also lending his vocals to Megatron in 'Transformers'), and he does very well for a man only ever shown in a mask, although we could have done without the cockney-accent scene. The rest of the acting, and the rest of the film for that matter was very ho-hum. They could have played more on the ironic choice of John Hurt as the 'Big Brother' styled Prime Minister (a stark contrast to his role in '1984').