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“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
"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.”
Rated R for strong violence and some language
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