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‘V for Vendetta’: Way More Relevant Than ‘Joker’

What a superhero film! Whoa. V for Vendetta is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before of this genre, led brilliantly by Natalie Portman as a young woman named Evey who meets him…V, perfectly portrayed by Hugo Weaving who delivers my favorite performance of his yet. Oh my goodness, wow!

If you’re wondering who exactly “V” is he’s basically Batman; a British vigilante who becomes a symbol to fight oppression. This film, part of DC Comics’ vast repertoire of stories and based on a graphic novel, feels so relevant now in our time when the world feels like it’s on the verge of flames.

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Watching ‘The Matrix’ For the First Time

Growing up in the United States as an avid movie lover The Matrix has been as constant a pop culture phenomenon as the likes of Star Trek. I vaguely knew what the movie was about, I’d seen bits and pieces of some of the films in no particular order but had no idea what was going on. So, last night, I decided to watch The Matrix for the first time. Dang, it was better than I expected!

I’ve seen a lot of science-fiction films but this was definitely a trippier one than most movies I’ve seen of this genre. It’s like the next level story of The Terminator‘s concept–A.I. takes over humanity–but adds horror to the recipe. I was positively blown away by the simple but easily riveting story that concocted a movie that would permeate pop culture forever.

By the end, when Keanu Reeves’ Neo finally tapped into his full potential against The Matrix, I was positively pumped and ultimately pleased with the overall experience. No, it isn’t the best science-fiction movie I’ve ever seen but heck yeah it was enjoyable and I’m glad I finally watched it.

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