V for Vendetta

The times they are a-changin’.

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Holy crap. What a freaking hawsome movie. Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith from The Matrix) does such a great job playing V, despite the fact that we never see his face. That takes talent. Natalie Portman also does a great job. It’s a mix of 1984 meets Clockwork Orange meets The Matrix. It does a great job of illustrating what fear can do to society and in the movie how “Fear became the ultimate tool of this government.” In many ways, V for Vendetta shows what might happen to America if we continue on our current path: “People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.”

Other Memorable Quotes:

Evey Hammond: Who are you?
V: “Who?” “Who” is but the form following the function of “what”, and *what* I am is a man in a mask.
Evey Hammond: Well I can see that!
V: Of course you can. I’m not questioning your powers of observation, I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.


V: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

[tags]V for Vendetta, Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, 1984, Clockwork Orange, The Matrix[/tags]