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V for Vendetta (2006)

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Re: V for Vendetta (2006)
Added by Bill King (web) on 2006-03-20 00:52:36

Ah man, I was stunned by the one-star review here. I thought this film was just brilliant, and not just for its looks, but for its rich subtext and political undercurrent. Some of the things I pointed out in my review on my website include (SPOILERS):

1. The Lewis Prothero character comes across as a pompous blowhard apologist, sort of like Bill O'Reilly.
2. The sequence with the homosexual banning harkens back to when George Bush was trying to slip an anti-gay-marriage amendment into the U.S. Constitution, which, regardless of one's feeling about the topic, is an inappropriate use of the Constitution (it was designed to restrict government, not the people).
3. Adam Sutler's party got into office by creating a catastrophe (the virus outbreak), and then offered to save the day with its cure. There are lots of modern-day examples of this kind of thing happening.
4. The ending shows everyone marching towards the Parliament wearing the same mask. They are all identical. When the Parliament is destroyed, everyone removes the masks, and we see the individual faces. This, to me, demonstrates how collectivism lost and individualism won (definitions for these concepts can be found on the web).
5. Filtered news by the government-controlled media.

I'm fine with it if you didn't enjoy the movie. Not everyone will come away thinking the same thing, but I think there's a lot of merit here, and the movie is more complex because of the above reasons, and more which I didn't mention.

v is for v
Added by josh (email) on 2006-03-21 05:05:16

my co worker said she liked it.. i just dont know who to believe now.

whoever wrote the review, you are hurting
Added by will (email) on 2006-04-08 03:36:13

Okay, I will start with thankfully agreeing with the first comment written on this page. Now V for Vendetta is simply one of the better movies I have been seen this year. Whether or not you have a keen interest in the politics of our current (US) admistration this movie does less attacking of leadership and more inspiring. The real messege of the film is that individuals do count and standing up for what you believe to be right can change the world. It seemed in this review that some key themes in the movie were ridiculed. Without spoiling it for anyone reading this I will simply say that the writers meant to illustrate some very important ideas and did so very well, in my opinion, using the actions or sayings that were made fun of in the review. Basically, don't let this one bad review stop you from making your own opinion.

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