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I've never found it desirable to decorate my blog in such a fashion. But I couldn't resist.
Saying such things as :
"People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people."
"Fear became the ultimate tool of this government."
...the movie "V for Vendetta" transcended all notions of simple violence and action to deliver a very powerful message. In fact, I find it hard to think that anyone watching the movie could not get their heads around what ideas were being portrayed.
"The truth is there is something terribly wrong with this country."
There is a fascinating play on the present in the movie - references to "America's never-ending War" and a brief shot of a poster that says "Coalition of the Willing" with the flags of America, the UK, and the Nazi party all morphed into one. Homosexuality and Islam are very forbidden with the country run under the auspices of faith mingled with fear that keeps people in check - sedentary and somewhat obliviously happy.
V comes along, blows up an empty building (a building that is symoblic of the government and their notions of justice) and begins to get his revenge on people who tortured him and subjected him to medical tests concering a virus. What is interesting is the dichotomy that exists - he is both a terrorist and a freedom fighter at the same moment. He fights terror of the government with terror of his own - but never against the populace as a whole (unlike the Muslim extremists of today who target indiscriminately).
Rather, he enlists the people through symbolism and hijacked news casts that both derides the government and its' people, declaring that if they wish to know who is responsible, the only need "look into the mirror"
Another point I found very amusing was the "Voice of London" - complete with his firey tevelvision show of constantly spewing hate and conservative-fascist rhetoric. If you didn't know any better, you would immediately think the person was Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage all rolled into one.
Central to the theme is ultimate sacrifice for an ideal - the true feeling that an idea is more than one person - but one person can start a catalyst that will change the world completely. I suppose the only real downfall I had with the chaos and anarchy was the feeling that there was no real solution in the works as to what would replace the imperialistic-Nazi state once it was taken down. I guess V figured that the population, once opened to the real nature of their government, would eventually take matters into their own hands.
Very rarely are revolutions planned out for the eventual outcome, so I suppose the ending is no different than what would happen in the real world.
This was the best movie I've seen in a long time - and you know it's good when Fox and Drudge are decrying it and warning their loyal brain-washed subjects away from it. I may go see it again.