ABC Film Challenge – 2000s Movies – V – V for Vendetta
Director: James McTeigue
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski (Screenplay) David Lloyd (Graphic Novel)
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt
Plot: In a future British dystopian society, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V”, plots to overthrow the tyrannical government – with the help of a young woman.
Runtime: 2 Hours 12 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: V for Vendetta starts in the dystopian society of England. V (Weaving) rescues Evey (Portman). Letting her have a front-row seat for his destruction of the Old Bailey. Councillor Sutler (Hurt) wants V captured while covering up the story to keep the public in line.
V rescues Evey from his attack on a news station. Offering her shelter until he finishes his plan. Detective Finch (Rea) and Dominic (Graves) are investigating the crimes. Doing this for the right reason, no matter what Sutler wants. They will act professionally in discovering the truth.
Thoughts on V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta is an action sci-fi movie. One that will take us through a dystopian society that has taken over England. Where the government control everything the media releases. A rebel is looking to bring the corruption down while exacting his own revenge.
The plan for revenge takes place, seeing him take out everyone he wants to. Evey goes down another path, where she accidentally gets caught up in the middle of everything. It shows how the world can fold in with the wrong control, with no freedoms being given to anyone involved. The good mystery about V’s motives works wonders for the story.
The movie has become iconic for its rebellious nature and iconic figure in V. It is one of the last dystopian movies that stand out from the rest, never letting anything stand in its way. The performances help with Hugo Weaving being mesmerising behind the mask. Natalie Portman shines in the supporting role too. John Hurt as the demanding leader shows him going full circle after 1984.
Final Thoughts – V for Vendetta is an iconic movie that stands the test of time.