Thursday, August 3, 2006

V for Vendetta

I watched the dvd "V for Vendetta" the day before yesterday,  I've been wanting to see it since it first hit the movies.  I really loved the movie. It's the perfect story for anyone who believes in fighting for what you believe in. I just wrote about Phantom of the Opera so another movie with a mask was just what I wanted. The main character wears a mask in the whole movie. He is no longer the flesh and bone under his costume (he even says so to Natalie Portman's character, Evey), or whoever he was before the totalitarian/fashist government's experiments messed him up. His whole life, his every being, is entirely focused on the single idea he's fighting for. There is nothing left of V besides his message and knowing anything else about him would have detracted from that. There are moments of something that really touches me when Evey is imprisoned and reads these letters of a once imprisoned woman, that just hit me hard. I'm still trying to sit with it, so I'm not sure I'm explaining it that well.
We are simply left with the knowledge that from that point on, the world as we know it will be completely different and in the hands of the people. We don't know exactly what they'll do with it, but there's a strong feeling of hope. It was really good, so I definitely recommend it.


onestrangecat said...

glad to see a post from you!


am4039 said...

I have never seen it, I might have to now. Happy you enjoyed it.

chrisuab said...

I agree.  It was a great movie!  Vi Veri Vniversum Vivus Vici!!