V for Vendetta (8.5/10)

V for Vendetta (2005)V for Vendetta

Tagline: A shadowy freedom fighter known only as V uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.

To be honest, I had no intentions of seeing this film, I thought it was just one of those crash-boom-bang films. The reason I went to see it anyway was it’s rave reviews. Maybe there was something anyway.

Here are 5 reasons why you might want to see it:

  • The screenplay is written by the writers of the Matrix trilogy. And the story is much more interesting and intelligent than you might think at first, or than I thought at first. It’s actually an excellent story, and it makes you think about things, a lot.
  • The film shows a future version of the UK. Call it science fiction, but it’s maybe not that far away from how things could develop. Not only in the UK, but in the world.
  • The film is partly filmed in London, and is also about London.
  • They blow up the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben, which is a pretty impressive scene to watch.
  • It has Ben Miles in it. Why I like him ? I saw him live on stage in Richard II with Kevin Spacey, and he is a great actor (Ben Miles that is, and Kevin too of course).

Directed by James McTeigue
Cast Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Ben Miles

See it ? See it ! (8.5/10)

3 thoughts on “V for Vendetta (8.5/10)

  1. Woordenaar

    People should not be afraid of their goverments. Goverments should be afraid of their people.
    I’m putting this one on my list.

  2. Dimitri

    Well… this is the third time this week that this movie is recommended to me. I should really go and see it I guess!