V For Vendetta

Ahh, the consiracy theory, meets the comic book, meets the anarchist, meets Guy Fawkes.

The Graphic Novel from the 80’s comes to life thanks to the Matrix creative team of the Wachowski Bros & James McTiegue.  Alan Moore (the original writer) was devastated to find he had no way of stopping this from getting made.  He’s a mad scientist of a writer, brilliant, yet mad.

Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith from the Matrix) and Natalie Portman (Queen Amidala from Star Wars: Episode 1) portray the ‘terrorist’ V and Evey Hammond, his willing captive whom he teaches his ways to over the course of a year.

This is a hard story to explain.  Set in a fictional futuristic and post-holocaust England this world is very “Big Brother” and very Nazi Germany, had the Nazis won.  It’s an interesting look into the mind of a terrorist who is trying to free his country from a grip that no one realizes it has on them.

If you haven’t seen this one, it isn’t particularly chipper, but it is wonderful.  The previews showed a lot of action, but that was a tad misleading as this is a plot-driven story.  Changed somewhat from the original graphic form, it still (in my mind at least) keeps it’s anarchist roots and positively negative story form.

Pick it up from Netflix, Blockbuster, or your local Video-To-Go.

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