V for Vendetta: REVIEWED

Genre: Action/Drama/Thriller     Run. Time:  132mins    Language: English     Year: 2005
Directed by: James McTeigue
Written by: Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski
Starring
Natalie Portman as Evey
Hugo Weaving as V
Stephen Rea as Finch
Stephen Fry as Deitrich
John Hurt as Adam Sutler
Tim Pigott-Smith as Creedy
Rupert Graves as Dominic

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“In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.”

… in 1 word:
Exciting.

… in 10 words:
Engaging in both content and delivery despite some plot holes.

… in 100 words:
V for Vendetta has been a favourite of mine for some time. Not knowing the source material, I can only judge it on its own merits. To me it is a reminder ultimately there is power in numbers. Politics and power are central to the plot and its themes which may put some off, but may also be poignant at a time when many feel disillusioned with mainstream politics. So yes, there are maybe one too many coincidences, but if you stick it out and go along for the ride, you will feel satisfied with the spectacle of the finale.

Now go and watch it…
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