I had heard of V for Vendetta but somehow never really considered watching it(Dont think its come on tv, so that means downloading it or getting it from somebody who has it-and there didnt seem anyone like that :)) . That is,until a friend told me all about it and why its worth a watch. I’ve seen it several times since :D. Okay about the movie..
The movie released in 2006 and stars Natalie Portman(as Evey) and Hugo Weaving behind the Guy Fawkes mask(despite the mask covering his entire face, V emerges as a strong and powerful character).
Screenplay- Wachowski Brothers.
storyline-A shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he realises that she could be his best ally.
It is a very unsettling film, in the sense different people would probable interpret it very differently.
There are a lot of references to the letter V and the number 5 throughout the story. V’s alliterative introductory monologue on meeting Evey goes like this-” Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding 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, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.”
This is one movie I’d like to watch over and over again :D!