08 November 2009

Villan or Hero?

When I walked into class on Monday morning I was very surprised to find that we were watching the movie “V for Vendetta” I thought maybe we would watch a movie more familiar like Spiderman or Batman. I did not know that “V for Vendetta” was based off of a comic book and was very surprised to find out so.

The movie states out with a young women walking over to one of her friends houses, one night and on her way she is stopped by men working for the high chancellor. She is put into a life and death situation when out of nowhere a man in a mask who calls himself V rescues the young woman Evey Hammond and an unlikely bond between the two emerges which results with Evey becoming Vs ally. Evey learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in.

The movie is set in Britain which is filled with torture cells, unfair punishments, and prejudice against minorities. However in the mist of all this chaos, one man known only by the name V dares to stand up to the government and is said to be as a terrorist. V has a passion for justice and he also is bitter and has his own personal hatred of the government for something they did to him long ago. As November the 5th, the day V says he and those who will follow him will stand up to the government once and for all approaches, a detective named Detective Finch becomes more and more determined to uncover the truth about V, however his search leads him to ask to question whether or not he is on the right side.

The movie ends with V convincing Mr. Creedy to bring him the High Chancellor by offering up himself in exchange. After V has Creedy promptly kill the Chancellor, Creedy then orders his men to kill V. V, having worn the armor breastplate from the suit of armor survives multiple gunshots, and proceeds to kill all of Creedy's men, finally killing Mr. Creedy. At this point V have been viciously wounded and there is no question wither or not he was going to die from the attack. V staggers back to Evey, only to die in her arms. Evey places his body on the London Underground Tram, surrounded by roses, but just as Evey is getting ready to pull the switch to send V’s body and the explosives towards parliament Inspector Finch reaches the abandoned station and tries to convince Evey otherwise. However, he has a revelation, and allows Evey to send the train. Outside, the citizens of London are all wearing V’s costume and rapidly advancing towards the Parliament building. The military, now at a loss after Mr. Creedy's death, does not stop them. The explosive tram collides with the Parliament, and completely destroys the building. Evey and the Inspector watch the fantastic explosion, and Evey tells the inspector how V truly is an ideal, and can never truly die, as long as all of mankind longs for freedom.

I can’t say I liked this movie all too much, I did find it interesting however. I was a little disappointed that the movie was rated R because I do not watch rated R movies. I had seen this movie on T.V. so I found little desire to watch it again.

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