V for Vendetta (2005)

V for Vendetta (2005)

Director:

James McTeigue

Starring:

Hugo Weaving

Natalie Portman

Rupert Graves

Plot:

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V”, plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Review:

I use to have a V doll that went through the entire V speech, including climactic music. Yeah. I’m awesome.

I’ve evidently watched too many British shows recently because Natalie Portman’s accent bugged me. Never has before so I decided to just ignore it. She’s a fine actress, but apparently her British accent needs work.

It took one man with a particular set of skills and a wide spread broadcast to motivate a nation. It’s a beautiful idea.

The feeling and the speeches, everything in this movie elicits a rebellious reaction in me. I just watched a TED talk about how the world isn’t as bad as we think and yet now I feel the desire to over throw a government.

I thought of this movie because of the recent action movie list, but watching it again I realize there aren’t that many action scenes. They’re there and pretty awesome, but the movie is about a message not about kicking ass.

It’s been a while since I’ve read the comic and all I remember is that it was pretty brutal.

5/5

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