Sunday, March 19, 2006

V for Vendetta

I watched the movie "V for Vendetta" tonight (March 18). Overall, it is a good movie. It is an action movie that makes you think.

This movie is about a terrorist freedom fighter known as "V" (Hugo Weaving) and a young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) in the futuristic totalitarian Britain.
V is the survivor of a concentration camp for bio-weapon testing. Even though he survived, his whole body was burned and he doesn't even have a face. So, he wears a mask trying to revenge on all people who did this to him. He also wants to urge other people to stand up against the government's dictatorship.
V saves Evey from some corrupted policemen trying to rape her. In the beginning, she is just a scary woman. As she begins to understand V's cause, she becomes an ally. In the end, she becomes a hero herself.

As with other action movies, some parts of the plot doesn't make sense. For example, how can V sees things when he doesn't have a face?
However, the movie does bring out some good messages:
- We should not let fear rules over us. We should fight for freedom and stand up against dictatorship.
- Even if a person dies, his ideas will not die.
- One can make a difference. V brings hope back to the people.

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