V for Vendetta (2005)
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Remember, remember the 5th of November…
Why V for Vendetta (2005) was on MTV, I do not know. However, I got the chance to rewatch a movie (#181 in IMDB’s Top 250) that I remember seeing parts of but couldn’t tell you how it all came together. The movie is set in England some time in the near future. Under the guise of several terrorist acts, a totalitarian government has taken control in order to save the country from these terrorists. To do this people must give up a lot of their freedoms in return for being safe. The government soon becomes cruel, corrupt, and oppressive to the people. A mysterious man stands up to the government wearing a mask of Guy Fawkes to cover his face, and changing his name to only V. His mission is to kill all the doctors who had tortured him at the detention center, and bring back justice to the country. On November 5, in the process of blowing up his first building, V rescues a young woman, Evey, from the secret police. He then invites all the people to join him in one year on Guy Fawkes Night to see him complete what Guy Fawkes couldn’t, blow up Parliament. Not only is the movie very well made and the actors suburb, but the theme is scary due to how very possible it is. I believe this is based off a book that I’m sure will find it’s way on to my TBR list.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.