A story about this — 3 years ago
Haven’t seen this since it was on at the cinema, where I vaguely remember being a bit underawed. Worked much better this time, on a smaller screen and with less expectations. Hugo Weaving is pretty amazing to manage a whole performance with no facial expressions whatsoever! Natalie Portman strangles an English accent, but there are certain scenes where she just gets hopelessness down perfectly.
The story was pretty good, imo – how easily a nation will give up freedoms, how far people will go for that control. The back story of V, however, could have been a bit stronger.