…the fifth of November. It’s been 14 years since V for Vendetta was released. I have seen it twice and I was still in awe the second time I saw it. Here’s a blog post dedicated to this film.
V for Vendetta is a truly unique movie. It’s based on a comic book released from 1982 till 1989, with a plot based on the Gunpowder plot of 1605. Set in a dystopian future in London, the country is being ruled by High Chancellor Adam Sutler. A man naming himself V, dressed in a cape, hat, and a Guy Fawkes mask, plans to attack the House of Parliament on November the fifth. A year before his big attack is planned, he tells his plans to the world by blowing up the Old Bailey. Accompanying him is Evey Hammond, who works at the British Television Network. The eve before the demolition, V saves Evey’s life. From this point on, Evey gets sucked into his plans.
There’s a certain feeling that this movie leaves you with. A feeling of wanting to know more, a feeling of going out the door, putting on a Guy Fawkes mask, and protesting. It touches on issues of trust in politics, without making the movie a political movie. You never really know more than the characters in the movie. This keeps the mysteries plentiful and prevents dullness at any point during the film.
It’s not just a movie to watch for its plot or its execution. You get plenty of action throughout, with some fireworks on top (literally). In the end, you cannot be too sure if the bad guy is really that bad, or if perhaps his actions are justified. There is the ever-lingering question of what is the right thing to do?
Movies often use emotions to amplify their message and have the audience experience the goings-on better. The use of facial expressions is a very effective way of sharing emotions. Actors and actresses are frequently commended on the way they use facial expressions in their roles. This movie shows that it is however not a necessity. In fact, the absence of facial expressions of V even strengthens your feelings of compassion towards him. Adding to this, it highlights the other ways in which Hugo Weaving conveys feelings in his role as V.
The director, James McTeigue, did an amazing job capturing the story in the right way. At the end, the big fight scene in the subway was captured in the exact right way. They did this by letting Hugo moving in full-speed but the rest in slo-mo.
Some of you might already know, but I love to read the trivia of each movie I watch on IMDb. The trivia section of V for Vendetta is filled with interesting facts, let me name a few:
Surprise! It’s been a while since I made wallpapers, but this seemed to be the perfect moment to drop new ones. They’re free to download.
I suck at writing reviews and I couldn’t get my words right so my brother helped me writing this review 😉