V for Vendetta




 
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March 26th, 2006  
WNxRogue
 
 

Topic: V for Vendetta


Well, im not sure where this movie would fall, it is both military and political, but it was absolutly awesome, best movie i have see in a while.

Plot (dont read if you want it spoiled)

It is around 30 years in the future. The british government has been seized by a sort of nazi/theocratical party, that used fear of terrorism and a super virus to gain control. They set loose a virus that killed many people, then blamed it on muslim extremeists. The US has fallen apart (as in a 2nd civil war) and the britain hass gone crazy with censorship, arrests, imprisonments, and secret killings. V, a victim of the development of said virus, tries to set loose a rebellion. In the end the rebelion suceeds

Reason its so good-

Great action scenes of course, but there are so many paralells with diffrent things with the world today, it definatly carried a politcal message, thats one reason its so good. You almost need to see it twice to get all of it. Example- extremists gain control through a "terrorist attack", which is like the US government. A note on the side, the guns they used ruled; i saw: G36s, M16A4, an unidentified pistol (probably not real) and MP5s.

I recommend this movie to everyone. Please go out and see it, i can say beyond a doubt you will not be disapointed.
March 27th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
I like to watch it sometimes.
March 27th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
It was a good movie. Best line I've heard in a movie in a good long time.

"People not should not fear their government, their government should fear their people."

It speaks the truth, and it does show you how a facist or communist regime and appear even in a place like Great Britian (or the USA).

I also liked the fact that one of the bad guys carried a S&W Model 686 in .357 Magnum. Nice choice for a wheel gun.
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March 27th, 2006  
sven hassell
 
 
Read the original (graphic novel) and tell me it is not the best graphic you have ever or could ever read.
I've been waiting over ten years for this to be made into a film I just hope theyve done it justice.
March 27th, 2006  
fronzz
 
 
My pastor said that it was the worst movie hes ever seen...They r glorifying terrorism and making fun of christianity...I do want to see it tho.
March 27th, 2006  
WNxRogue
 
 
The problem is the diffrence between terrorism and freedom fighting that can be oh so thin of a line. He commits terrorist acts against an oppressive, totalitarian government. Does that make him a terrorist?

As for christianity, the only way they mention it is that the government uses religion to keep the people in line.

I say go out and see it, everyone seems to take a diffrent thing from this movie.
May 17th, 2006  
sven hassell
 
 
A good film but don't make the mistake of trying to compare it to the graphic novel the story originated from.
The film was a fairly good action movie whereas the graphic is an absolute masterpiece.If you ever decide to read a graphic novel then THIS is the one
May 19th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
I wanna see it...Never seen the novel in my library though sven...Ill hafta look into that.
May 21st, 2006  
deerslayer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WNxRogue
The problem is the diffrence between terrorism and freedom fighting that can be oh so thin of a line. He commits terrorist acts against an oppressive, totalitarian government. Does that make him a terrorist?

As for christianity, the only way they mention it is that the government uses religion to keep the people in line.

I say go out and see it, everyone seems to take a diffrent thing from this movie.
Save for teh antisemitism, the same could kinda be said for Malcolm X.
August 2nd, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WNxRogue
The problem is the diffrence between terrorism and freedom fighting that can be oh so thin of a line. He commits terrorist acts against an oppressive, totalitarian government. Does that make him a terrorist?

As for christianity, the only way they mention it is that the government uses religion to keep the people in line.

I say go out and see it, everyone seems to take a diffrent thing from this movie.
WEll, not necessarily... Dont forget the part where Portman dresses up as a little girl...And the bishop...Anyway, I agree.