V for Vendetta (Movie Review)


PRAISES:

‘People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people’ runs the tag-line of possibly the most quotable movie of all time. With an all-star cast including Natalie Portman (Thor, Black Swan), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Hugo Weaving (Cloud Atlas, The Matrix), John Hurt (Alien, The Elephant Man), and Rupert Graves (A Room With a View, Sherlock) this is probably one of the best D.C. movies of all time (after The Dark Knight and Watchmen). I was also very happy that this movie adaptation that stays true to the comic almost from scene to scene. This also provides an interesting view from the point of view that you actually support what the terrorist is standing for.

PLOT:

In a world where the Nazis won and most of the world was destroyed by an A-bomb and a Jew that was experimented on during WWII seeks revenge and chooses to bring down the government by successfully re-enacting the 5th of November.

PROBLEMS:

How did V know where Evey would be when she is attacked by fingermen?

How did the government manage to ID Evey using very grainy CCTV footage?

Why does the Paedophile priest earn Β£20,000 a week?

Why does the priest happen to have a revolver in a carved out bible?

When V says that he has never danced to any of the songs on his Jukebox, a song is playing in the background, yet there is no record seen playing on the jukebox. This occurs even after V presses the button to activate the song.

In the scene at Inspector Finch’s home in one shot, bottom left, we see a German-style mains outlet (where the studio scenes were filmed), not the 13 Amp UK socket it should have.

POINTS:

Enjoyment: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Artistic Impression:🌟🌟🌟🌟

Overall:🌟🌟🌟🌟

PETTY TRIVIA:

  1. The domino scene, where V tips over black and red dominoes to form a giant letter V, involved 22,000 dominoes. It took 4 professional domino assemblers 200 hours to set it up.
  2. The reason the secret police are called “Fingermen” is because the New Order was arranged on the model of the human body. The Chancellor was the Head; the television station BTN was the mouth; visual and audio surveillance were the Eye and the Ear; Inspector Finch was part of The Nose, the police force, and Creedy’s secret police were the Hand.
  3. On a clock that has an hour hand and a minute hand, the time 11:05 makes a V. These two numbers, 11 and 5, where 11 is November, and 5 is the day of November, spell out: the fifth of November. “Remember, remember the 5th of November.”
  4. All of V’s dialogue was dubbed. Initially, a mask was designed with a small microphone inside, and another mic was designed to sit along Hugo Weaving’s hairline, but neither worked very well.
  5. During the introduction of V to Evey, starting with “Voila” and ending with “coincidence”, V uses words that begin with “V” 48 times. Also, the total number of v’s in the statement is 55.

PANDA:

IMDb:Β http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434409/

Liked this? Check out my reviews of The Truman ShowΒ or Watchmen.

 

 

 

 

 

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