V for VendettaDirector: James McTeigue
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure/i>… See more details below
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it.
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Cast & Crew
|Hugo Weaving||V,William Rookwood|
|John Hurt||Adam Sutler|
|Roger Allam||Lewis Prothero|
|Sinéad Cusack||Delia Surridge|
|Billie Cook||Little Glasses Girl|
|Clive Ashborn||Guy Fawkes|
|Emma Field Rayner||Guy Fawkes Lover|
|Ian Burfield||Tweed Coat Fingerman|
|Mark Phoenix||Willy Fingerman|
|Alister Mazzotti||Baldy Fingerman|
|Megan Gay||BTN News Poppet|
|Roderick Culver||BTN News Poppet|
|Chad Stahelski||Storm Saxon|
|Antje Rau||Laser Lass|
|Amelda Brown||Wardrobe Mistress|
|Richard Campbell||Security Guard|
|Patricia Gannon||Little Glasses Girl Mum|
|Mark Longhurst||Little Glasses Girl Dad|
|John Ringham||Old Man|
|Oliver Bradshaw||Old Man|
|Jack Schouten||Middle Class Boy|
|Caoimhe Murdock||Middle Class Sister|
|Juliet Howland||Middle Class Mum|
|Brin Rosser||TV Executive|
|Raife Patrick Burchell||Studio Technician|
|Adrian Finighan||News Anchor|
|Malcolm Sinclair||Major Wilson|
|Bradley Steve Ford||Evey's Brother|
|Madeleine Rakic-Platt||Young Evey|
|Selina Giles||Evey's Mother|
|Carsten Hayes||Evey's Father|
|Imogen Poots||Young Valerie|
|Jason Griffiths||Biology Teacher|
|Paul Antony-Barber||Valerie's Father|
|Anna Farnworth||Valerie's Mother|
|Simon Newby||Tube Station News Poppet|
|David Merheb||Young Man|
|Daniel Donaldson||Young Black Detainee|
|Dulcie Smart||Civil War News Poppet|
|Ben Posener||Water Shortage News Poppet|
|Ian T. Dickinson||Avian Flu News Poppet|
|Sophia New||Quarantine News Poppet|
|Julie Brown||Three Waters News Poppet|
|Gerard Gilroy||Surveillance Man|
|Eamon Geoghegan||Surveillance Man|
|Matthew Bates||Finch's Fedco Man|
|David Leitch||Convenience Store V|
|Matt Wilkinson||Little Glasses Girl Fingerman|
|Martin McGlade||Victoria Station Fingerman|
|Richard Laing||Parliament Lieutenant|
|Michael Simkins||Parliament General|
|William Tapley||Radio Man|
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Amazing. Simply amazing. The cast is absolutely perfect, right on target. Hugo Weaving is spectacular. His performance as the masked V is truly heart-wrenching. The best part is that you never actually get to see him, his face, or know who he truly is. This movie is thought-provoking, a cinematic masterpiece, and a fabulous plot that combines all elements: action, adventure, politics, romance, and even a little bit of humor when it gets too intense. A must-see.
'Remember remember the Fifth of November/ Gunpowder treason and plot~~~" "V" For Vendetta" is a powerful tale set in an Orwellian society. A futuristic Guy Fawkes with a personal vendetta against Britain's despotic government leaders teaches a young woman that "God is in the rain" while Scotland Yard's chief (Stephen Rea)begins to question the methods the prime minister uses to impose his personal policies & philosophies on the country. An excellent cast lead by Hugo Weaving as "V" & Natalie Portman as "Evey" brings this chilling futuristic tale to life. "V" proves that freedom of thought and individual liberty are powerful concepts when a nation's citizens are allowed to practice them. This is a movie that everyone should see and from which lessons can be learned.
This movie was spellbounding. You watch and can not believe what you are seeing. It is just awesome. To think that an actor can do and say so much with a mask on. No facial expressions at all. The book is also fantastic if you read it before watching you will want to reread it. If you never read it go get the book and read it also. They are both thought provoking stories.
"V for Vendetta" is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I strongly feel that everyone should have it in their personal DVD library! This movie exposes the massive deception that is regularly carried out on a daily basis by our mis-Leaders. When a tiny group of elites own the media (like in the US), it's becomes relatively easy to manipulate an entire population. Besides the action and great plot, this is one of the many things that I enjoyed about this movie. Eventhough it's classified as fiction, one can plainly see the parrallel to what has happened to our freedom in the past 5 years. The message is clear, "People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people!" - Dr. Matthew J. Loop (Author of "Cracking the Cancer Code")
This film is very well done - intelligent and intricate. Pay attention, and watch it twice if you need to in order to take in all of the very relevant detail. Events in this film, especially those that lead to a totalitarian government in Britian, parallel those of recent years in the USA. Maybe, for some in the US, it will be a wake up call.
V for Vendetta is a facinating futuristic gothic world run by unfair government. His efforts assist the people to their feet. With the combined efforts of himself and the people he fights the unjust government. "the people shouldnt be affraid of the government, it is the government that should be affraid of the people."
This film is well written, acted & fun to watch. Just hope they don't do a sequel & ruin it.
A Modern Legend This is the story of rebellion against an Oppressive Government, a Fascist Nation. A society that could imprison anyone at will, could execute anyone, could black list any form of literature, art. music, or fiction. A Regime where all forms of Religion, Entertainment, and employment were only tools of that totalitarian system. A society where Choice was outlawed. V was experimented on by that government. They used him as a human lab rat. Their experiments took his memories, and enhanced his body. V's revolution was decade worth of labor, and planning. He studied his enemies, learned their psychological weaknesses, and the flaws in the political system they created. V was a hero fighting the monstrous society that created him. Critics of this movie call it Anti-Christian. What they failed to realize was the Regime in the movie had corrupted the Christian Church. All that remained of Christianity, in the that Regime, was a political puppet. A farce of the Church, a Mockery of all that Christ ever was. The Regime even turned the Cross into a sign of Political Dominance, instead of a sign of Christ's Sacrifice. Those who see Anti-Christianity in this movie are right. V was fighting against that Anti-Christianity.
This is my 4th favorite movie of all time. (1.Scream 2.The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 3.Dark Shadows 4.V For Vendetta 5.The Shining) I watch this movie weekly (as i do with all my top 5) because i love it so much. I always cry at the end of the movie because it is so beautiful. Even if you havent seen it buy it anyways it is so freaking amazing!
Fear is used in politics for control. It brings people together. Look what happened after 911. We would have followed Bush to the moon if that was his plan, we agreed with everything he did, until time moved forward and the fear slowly deteriated, we collectivly become more rational. We saw that Iraq was a mistake. And now Bush has the lowest approval rating in his tenure. What would have happened if we had another terrist attack? Would the Bush adminstration have more power? Would the price of oil go over $200 a barrell?
i thought this movie was one of a kind i really enjoyed it many people close minded people think oh this is just a ploy and stuff but before the movie was a COMIC BOOK, you think that this was based off of 9/11 noo its been out for years before that sad day. it always erks me when people only see things one sidedly the movie is based off from a comic book so stop whining about how it is a bad political statement and how its just bad commentary of the us government. its a movie get over it :P
This movie is a masterpiece. For everyone who liked the matrix you will like this. This movie only has one down side. For everyone who isnt very smart you probably wont understand some of the political parodies they portray. Any ways 5 stars excellent movie.
REMEMBER, REMEMBER, TO WATCH "V FOR VENDETTA" TWICE TO REALLY ENJOY THE FILM. THE REASON FOR MY COMMENT IS THAT THE DIALOGUE IN THE FILM COMES AT THE VIEWER FASTER THAN A SUBTITLED FRENCH MOVIE. WEAVING'S CHARACTER AT TIMES SEEMS TO JUST SPIT OUT RHETORICAL LINES THAT ANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR WOULD MURDER WITH RED PAINT. ALTHOUGH THE STORY DRAGS AND THE FILM'S ANTI-HERO HAS QUESTIONABLE ACTIONS, THE FILM IS PRETTY GOOD. THE ACTION DELIVERS WHAT THE FILM MAKES CORNEY--IN A WAY. I FEEL THE MOVIE WASN'T CUT FOR TIMING AND DRAMATIC EFFECT IN SOME AREAS, BUT THE REST OF THE FILM IS AWESOME. THE FILM IS A GOOD SPIN ON 1984: EVEN BETTER, JOHN HURT PLAYS THE BIG BROTHER FIGURE JUXTAPOSE HIS ROLE FROM THE FILM VERSION OF 1984. SHIBBY!
V for Vendetta was incredibly moving! I could honestly not have asked for a better movie! In my opinion, it was practically perfect!
i loved this movie, i fell in love with it it makes so much sense and when its over your kind of like wow i wish there was more
This movie should be praised like the political masterpiece that it is. It's a great insight of the political rigtwing, theocracy control that is happening in this country, even though is based in England. It even potrays the same scare tactics that the Bush regime is using when keeping the mass population under control, to how the media is a lapdog to the White House, to even showing secret prisons just like Guantanamo. It should go down as one of the greatest calls to people powered movement of this generation
I was very impressed with "V for Vendetta" when I first saw it in the theater. Even though Weaving, as V, never takes off the mask throughout the film you still sense every emotion coming from his character. He can also make sword-fighting a suit of armor look like he's dueling another (live) person - an astounding feat of acting brilliance on both accounts. Portman is also very good as Evey, though in some ways her role was limited in that she acts scared through a lot of the film. Her accent may be subpar, but considering how well the rest of the movie was made it's a small price to pay for picking the right actress for the role, which she is. This movie should make everyone, in America or Britain or elsewhere, think about their government and question those in authority - an especially poignant message considering current events of the world right now. There is also great art direction for the film, and the special effects aren't over the top, except maybe at the end when everything goes out with a bang (pun intended). Definitely recommended for anyone over the age of 15.
This is probably the greatest movie ever, or at least one of them. It's a "thinking" film, one that really influences you in some way. And to add to that, the acting is superb, especially Hugo Weaving's as "V". He positively steals the movie. It's a must see if you like powerful films.
I saw this movie first in the theatre and I fell inlove with the thoughts it rose in your mind. The movie was very Orwellian but it hit very close to home. I like the way Weaving was able to portry his emotion through the mask. Awesome movie