08 November 2009

V-Man

This movies first begins with Evey being rescued by V. He is a masked man who is very skilled in fighting. As the movie goes on, Evey and V become really close and start to bond with one another. Evey begins to find out about the past of V and the background behind his life. Evey becomes V’s ally and helps him to achieve freedom and justice within the corrupt society. V is the only one that is willing to stand up against the government. Part of it has to do with what the government had done to him a long time ago. He starts to search for people one by one and quickly take them all down, in his attempt to overthrow the Great Britain government. In the end, he kills all the people that he set out for, but dies.

The movie really reminded me of Batman. It reminded me of Batman because they both wanted revenge for what happen in their past, so they become this masked vigilante in order to achieve this. Along with that, everyone in the society was corrupt and there were very few people you could trust. Also there was a woman involved in both movies that each masked man wanted to be with.

I read everybody’s blog and it didn’t really seem like anyone enjoyed it very much. I thought it was awesome. The storyline was great and it really made me want to keep watching the movie. I think that it is definitely a movie worth buying.

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.

The Villian V

I would have to say that the movie, “V for Vendetta” was not one of my favorite movies. The movie starts out with a man by the name of V saving a girl named Evey and tells her to come and watch a symphony with him. V says that it is going to be magnificent! Evey says that she should be getting home, but V talks her into it and she goes. Evey and V walk out on a roof top and V starts conducting music, which Evey doesn’t hear for a little while until a building blows up. Evey is very startled and doesn't really know what to do at this point. This opening scene really sets the stage for the rest of the movie.

V’s character is an escapee from an insane asylum that is run by Norsefire. V is badly treated and ends up getting severely burned all over his body. He is seeking revenge from those people who treated him this way and most and his final plan is to free the people by blowing up the Parliaments. He is recognized by wearing a white, smiling mask with long black hair, and a cape. Evey, I guess you could say is sort of a side kick to V’s plan, but like most movies both V and Evey end up falling in love at the end of the movie, before V is brutally shot and dies in Evey’s arms. Evey tells V that she doesn’t want to live in fear anymore from her awful experiences as a child. The only way that V knows how to fix this problem is make her go through the some of the same processes that he had to go through in the insane asylum. In the end, what V did to her worked and she was no longer afraid of what was going to happen to her and if she was ever going to get caught for working with a terrorist. V’s plan worked, in the end he ends up killing the high chancellor, Sutler and all of the rest of the people who tortured him in the asylum. V dies before he can finish his task of blowing up the Parliaments. Evey decides that she needs to finish it for V and to give the people hope. Parliament is blown to pieces and V’s life work is accomplished, the people make a stand, wearing V’s same mask as they storm parliament’s grounds.

I have honestly never heard of this movie and was not really impressed. I wish that there was a little bit more to V’s background and of what happened at the insane asylum. I am not quite sure why he does exactly what he does. Yes, I understand that he is seeking revenge, but there has to be more of a reason to kill everybody that he does. I think that most of the time the colors in the movie were so dark that I couldn’t really see the fight scenes or some of the action that is taking place. I kind of don’t understand the story, but am glad that I have seen it and will probably only ever watch it this one time. I don’t know if I would really recommend it to anyone.