V for Vendetta

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The Wachawski Brothers have written the screenplay for one of the best technically made movies in recent years, V for Vendetta. The year is 2020 and Great Britain is a fascist state after losing a futuristic world war to Germany. A masked vigilante skilled in the art of combat and deception, William Rookwood (Hugo Weaving) is known as “V.” He spends his time conducting guerrilla warfare against the government. One evening V uses his skill with swords and knives to rescue a young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) from the secret police. (I thought this was a little weird. It’s the future so he should have a death ray instead of cutlery, right?) With Evey’s help, V blows up several London landmarks and takes over the airways in order to urge his countrymen to fight against oppression. This is a complex, intense and unique film. The script is intelligent, the acting superb and the score is fantastic. Generally, when you hear that the technical aspects are great it means the movie is a little boring and I usually have trouble keeping one eye open. Surprisingly it was very entertaining and the two minor problems were that the ending was a little weak and the story was confusing at times. I would have enjoyed knowing if his fight made a difference. If it doesn’t do well at the box office, it’ll definitely have a cult following. I’m going to give this movie a B+ rating.

This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.