I remember when I first heard about this film from a friend, and I wasn’t too excited about it, so I put it off to watch, as I have a list of must watch films, and a list of films I’ll watch if nothing else is interesting to watch, or I’m just plain bored hehe. When I finally got around to watching this film, I was surprised to really have enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I even told myself, why did I put this off, why didn’t I give this a chance, well I never was able to answer myself, but at least I got to watch a really good film. If you havne’t seen it, then read up, on what this is about, it’s a really interesting story, and I know you will be wondering how it ended.
I know the synopsis is rather long, but for those that haven’t really seen this film, it’s really interesting to know why V does what he does Be sure to watch the YouTube trailer.
Against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, a young working-class woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as “V.” Profoundly complex, V (Hugo Weaving) is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta. In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government, V condemns the tyrannical nature of their appointed leaders and invites his fellow citizens to join him in the shadows of Parliament of November the 5th–Guy Fawkes Day. On that day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a tunnel beneath Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He and his co-conspirators had engineered the treasonous “Gunpowder Plot” in response to the tyranny of their government under James I. Fawkes and his fellow saboteurs were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their plan to take down their government never came to pass. In the spirit of that rebellion, in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot that Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5th in 1605: he will blow up Parliament. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious past, she also discovers the truth about herself–and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to ignite a revolution, bringing freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
Until seeing the trailer again, I had forgotten how brilliant this film is, although not part of my DVD collection, I think I will get it, and if I could find the mask, I would so put it up on my wall, it’s such an awesome mask :), Hope you enjoyed this edition of the A to Z Challenge! Have a great week!