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'V for Vendetta' a Dark, Action-Filled Flick

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Danielle Thomas
Arts & Entertainment Editor

    “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people,” said V (Hugo Weaving) to Evey (Natalie Portman) about his view on the British government in “V for Vendetta.”

    An excellent must-see movie for this week is “V for Vendetta.” The movie is based on the comic illustrated by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Everything about the movie captures the watcher from the excellent screenplay by the Wachowski brothers to the music by Dario Marianelli.

   "V for Vendetta” stars V, who wants to put a stop to the British totalitarian government by using  terrorism. He plans to blow up Parliament, almost mimicking the former gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes, which would have been committed on Nov. 5, 1605, if the plot hadn’t been discovered before being carried out.

   After saving Evey’s life during a chance meeting in an alley way, V gets Evey involved in his plot. Evey, a young woman who works for a British television station, wants no part in V’s plan. While Evey tries to discover the identity of V, Evey discovers more about her inner strength than she dreamed possible.

   The way the love story in “V for Vendetta” is woven around the chaos of a rebellious country touches the heart. Unfortunately, V’s hate for his country overpowers his heart’s feelings.

   This movie is great, but must be watched with an open mind. There are some underlying themes about homosexuality that might offend some people; however, I still think “V for Vendetta” is an excellent movie because it features action, love and suspense. Both men and women can appreciate “V for Vendetta.”

Grade: A
Rated R for strong violence and some language

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