Based on the amazing graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta is
a tale set in the not so distant future where the British government
run the country as a totalitarian state through its military power.
There is however one citizen named "V", a man who hides behind a
mask who may be the savior for the country. Unfortunately he
has been labeled a terrorist by the government, however through the eyes of the society,
he is a hero to some.
When Evey (Natalie Portman) is drawn into this
oppressed world of darkness and misery, her path crosses with V
(Hugo Weaving) and eventually she becomes his ally in an attempt to
usurp the government's power.
In a deadly game of cat and mouse, Chief
Inspector Eric Finch (Stephen Rea) has vowed to bring "V" to justice
in order to prevent any civil unrest and potential revolution.
movie is quite faithful to the comic book with a strong ideology
about where society is heading, hence the comedic reference to the
current politically times. At its heart, V for Vendetta is an
interesting science fiction movie that contains quite a strong story
and some outstanding special effects that is complimented with the
With amazing Blu-ray video quality and
exceptional audio quality, this is definitely one impressive disc and
the colour palette of the film is amazing, especially the contract
The film also offers some interesting featurettes from
the the Making of V for Vendetta to the original story of Guy Fawkes
which this film does parallel at times. The favourite special
feature of mine was the Director's notebook which is a highly
informative featurette about the processes used to create this
strong science fiction movie.
Director's Notebook: Re imagining a Cult Classic
Designing the Near Future
Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot
England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics
Freedom! Freedom!: Making V for Vendetta
Saturday Night Live Digital Short
Cat Power Montage