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55 Movies to Get You to Christmas – #5

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V for Vendetta

“Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.”

In honor of today being the 5th of November, today’s film is quite obviously V for Vendetta.  This film is so well written, and aesthetically gorgeous.  Although I don’t like Natalie Portman in any role – especially not in a role where she has to put on an accent – I didn’t find her very distracting.  If you like Natalie Portman, you will have zero problems with her performance and poor execution of a British accent.

On the other hand, Hugo Weaving’s performance in this film is flawless, and we don’t even see his face.  It’s amazing to be see someone act so well just using their voice.  I kind of wish they had cast him for Batman.  At any rate, he did an incredible job with the role of V.  

I’m trying to avoid the kind of review where I just spend the entire post gushing over and quoting the film.  You know what, this is just going to be a really brief post so you can take the extra time you would’ve spent reading and go watch this movie in honor of the 5th of November.  This film is spot on.  It’s a thoughtful commentary on current governments, where they’re headed, and the people’s responses to troubling times.  

Whenever I watch this film, I am made to think about my life and what is going on around me.  This is one of the most thought provoking movies I will post about.  If you have not yet seen V for Vendetta, go to one of your friend’s viewing parties later (trust me, someone is having one) and watch it.  You won’t regret it.


Most underrated characters: Inspector Finch (Stephen Rea); Gordon Deitrich (Stephen Fry).

Favorite lines: Evey Hammond: But I don’t want you to die. 
                           V: That’s the most beautiful thing you could have ever given me.


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