V for Vendetta

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Genre Action
Year 2005
Duration 132 min
Rating 8.3 out of 10
Description: Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself - and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
Comments: When I first saw ads for this movie, I thought it was going to be excessively cheesy: some dude with a stupid mask, "V for Vendetta" = cheesy name, and even though I knew the Wachowski brothers were capable of movies of Matrix quality, I also knew they were capable of movies of the Matrix sequels quality. Oddly enough, my girlfriend talked me into seeing the movie, and I would have to say I'm glad she did. It had been a long time since I have seen a movie that actually got my adrenaline going, not only because of the action, but because I actually cared about the characters. The action and story are very well balanced. This movie kept me uniquely interested until the end of the movie; most movies I've seen in the last few years, regardless of how much I may have enjoyed them, I have wondered when they were going to be over: I did not have one of these moments with Vendetta. My only fear about this movie is that the political message against totalitarian governments will be seen as an attempt to hit close to home with the political atmosphere in the U.S. Keep in mind that it is fiction, and that it is not necessarily trying to push any liberal agenda, even if the evil government is a conservative one. See this movie. It is intelligent, engaging, and different than most movies out there today.