Monday, March 20, 2006

V for Vendetta

"People should not be afraid of their Governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."

As I know many of my loyal readers are probably looking for some advice on what movies are worth their bucks, I present to you the first of many to come movie review. These will be about movies that are out in theatres, not on video or I guess DVD now. When did that switch? Anyway, this weekend I went and saw the movie V for Vendetta.

This movie is about a masked revolutionary ie terrorist who lives in what actually could be London if certain events were to happen. The London of the movie is more like George Orwell's 1984 in that Big Brother is watching. London is controlled by a Chancellor that has taken totalitarianism to a new level. V, the hero of the movie, is out to show the people of London that they have given up their freedom in the name of safety and he plans on getting it back.

Along the way, V encounters Evey(Natalie Portman) and through her eyes we see the way the world is and how it should be. Of course, there are people looking for V all throughout the movie and we see a glimpse into why V does what he does. This is not only a film that gets your blood pumping with action, it makes you think. Plus Natalie Portman is HOT, even with a shaved head, and that just makes it better.

I give this movie and A. It could have been a little more like the original story that it is based on, but as a film it is well worth whatever you have to spend to see it. It has some mild humor and a little blood but it is all done in context and I didn't feel like anything was overdone. SO, shut down the computer your reading this on and get in your car and go see it.

Freedom! Forever!


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patrick said...

watched V for Vendetta recently, good effects, they packed a lot of a character into a man wearing a mask.... then again, maybe he was more than a man in a mask...