V for Vendetta

21Jun06

 

"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."

V for Vendetta is hands down the best film I've seen in a long time. Being a very huge fan of stories depicting a dystopian future, much like George Orwell's 1984 or Aldus Huxley's Brave New World, I found this movie to be one of the best depictions of the same. I haven't read the graphic novel but I'm sure Alan Moore has no reason to be disappointed.

Hugo Weaving plays the verbose vigilante par excellence! A very well written script, an ingenious plot and importantly, it gives food for thought. The meaning of democracy, freedom, misuse of the media and most of all, ideas.

"Men can be killed but ideas are bulletproof."

However I'm sure that most peole will be turned off by the depiction of terrorism as a necessity. Sure, the movie does offer a rather twisted concept of terrorism but it's tackled very well.

"…A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. A symbol, in and of itself is powerless, but with enough people behind it, blowing up a building can change the world. "

I'd give it 9.5 / 10 and that too only because Natalie Portman's accent seemed to vary through the movie. Nonetheless, V is my favourite vigilante, second only to Batman! ๐Ÿ™‚

My family's back from their trip and from what I've heard, France seems to be an amazing place. So there, I'll have to visit Norway, Thailand, Singapore, Slovenia and now France! ๐Ÿ™‚

Later

Listening to I'm Not OK by Chemical Romance

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7 Responses to “V for Vendetta”

  1. 1 Ms.Imperfect

    And i have read elsewhere about how this movie doesnt take the artistic liberties that most movies based on books do…so i guess Moore is a happy man… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope more such movies get made more often ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2 jeslee

    dude.. moore was pretty disappointed with the Wachowski bros….they kinda turned his political fable about anarchy and fascism in a post-Thatcher England into a weak tale of American liberals standing up to George W. Bush-styled neoconservatives….well u’ll have to get the grapic novels from me to decide…i havn’t done with the novels…but zippin thru them kinda made me feel the novel is really dark and gritter.
    but as far as depicting a dystopian future..we havn’t seen it lately in movies..so the ideals live up to it…though a better depitction..blade runner fits the bill

  3. @ jeslee yea blade runner was a neat movie.

    heard alan moore decided not to back the movie long before it was made. he was probably pissed that league of extraordinary gentlemen sucked! i thought V was an awesome movie anyway.

  4. Oh yeah! V For Vendetta was simply amazing! As far as I was concerned, the Wachowski bros redeemed their respect after throwing away Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions :-D!

    Anyhoo, it helped that Natalie Portman was there ;-)! Boy, she’s so amazing. Her smile, her gait, her short hair WOW!! ;-)!!

    *Now I am just dreamy the whole day gazing at my mental image of Nat Port* :X!!

  5. Btw, a suggestion. I think there was a “blockquote” tag opened somewhere in the first comment. Just edit the comment to close it :-D!! Coz, the remaining comments are being added without closing the same tag. ;-)!!

    :-D!!

  6. @guru yep the wachowskis have finally regained my respect. but i dint think reloaded was as bad as some people claimed.

    you know what? Im completely in awe of natalie portman too. So much in awe that id give up everythiung and marry her if she consented. you should see her in this movie Garden State. Amaazing.
    Whats more…she’s basically from Israel and went to Harvard. Smart and pretty…sigh….

    thanks…i took the block quote tag off.

  7. 7 Guru

    You are welcome man!! But, yeah :drooling!! She’s got it all… Looks, brain… the whole package!!


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