Tuesday, March 21

V for Vendetta


I cannot put it any simpler than that. This is a fantastic movie in any way that I can think of: Great story, superb acting (especially by Ms. Portman), and a timely movie. A mysterious anarchist only known as "V" aims to completly undo the facism and supression over a futuristic Britian.

Though it is taken from a comic written in Britian during the mid 80's, so much in it pertains to today: The ruling Conservative party stays in power through fear and religion, supressing the rights of all peoples under their rule. The media is all but a machine of the government. Anyone that sticks out (dissenters, homosexuals, muslims) is "black- bagged" and never heard from again.

Hugo Weaving, who plays the very theatrical hero V, is remarkable. Even though his Guy Fawkes mask is immoble, he had no problem showing the emotional turmoil that his character goes through in the movie. He as perfect delivery of the many tricky lines he must speak. Stolen shamelessly from imdb.com:

V: This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
And this one:

Evey Hammond: Who are you?
V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what. And what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey Hammond: I can see that.
V: Of course you can. I am not questioning your powers of observation. I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.

So "Remember remember, the fifth of November, The gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." And see this movie.


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