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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Film Reflects Today's Government and the Use of Media / Journalism.
This movie is primarily an anti-government film. It takes place in London. So for those who think this is an anti-American film seriously needs to re-take American History, READ the Declaration of Independence, and understand WHY we celebrate the 4th of July!! This film is Very PRO-American considering our foundation is Liberty and Freedom from Government.
Unfortunately, this film reflects what Europe and (especially) America are struggling through right now. Corrupt Politicians, State (biased) Media, and a population of SHEEP!! So Scary!!!
Overall this film is entertaining. There are some "campy" moments but overall good.
I still don't understand why "Anonymous" would choose this character. The character "V" used violence to defeat his enemies...for example. (*However...to NOTE: It does reflect the age of this group of people considering cult movies are "generational". Mine was "The Crow")
Even though Anon has shed truth in Politics; sites like Wikileaks still fails to deliver on the significance that Revolutions (against a corrupt Government) are mostly won through actual WAR not "Scandals" which seem to be their only ammunition. (*Hence the concept of a Peaceful Revolution is an oxymoron)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
This movie is powerful like only a movie of this nature can be. At times, it feels like it is depicting current state of affairs in America.
The movie is well done and feels like there is a deepness to it. It's an interesting movie even without the backdrop of current political realities. It has a bit of a superhero flavor to it so there is a lot of action throughout the movie so it keeps you pretty gripped into it. It's a movie that is worth your time if you like seeing parallels between art and life. (Weird for me to hear the exact same excuse on the part of those in charge of the torture in this movie - it was written in 2005 and the current excuse for torture comments today regarding the torture report release in 2014.)
The main character V was a political activist once tortured and escaped now sets his eyes on revenge not only from his torturers but of those in charge that created the torturers. He happens to help EV (Natalie Portman) who grows to respect and love V. I thought they all did a great job of acting. Natalie Portman was spot on though I do have a criticism for her character in at least one moment in the movie. (POSSIBLE SPOILER- DON'T READ ANY MORE If you are planning on watching) I don't know if anyone would forgive someone who tortured them at least not so quickly as EV seems to do with V. But otherwise, I enjoyed the movie, glad someone told me to watch it.
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Video looks solid with good quality dark scenes which can often be butchered by ...
By J. Lott
Bluray version of this movie is a solid effort. Video looks solid with good quality dark scenes which can often be butchered by transfer issues. I have an atmos audio setup and didn't get much from the surround sounds but dialog was clean and crisp. This movie is a very front channel centric movie. The movie itself is one of my guilty pleasures. The story's stage is set to show the ills of an all powerful government. That theme is something everyone should be aware of.
Anyone who supports free thought and is resistant to a tyranical government will enjoy the movie. Everyone else will be annoyed and Natalie Portman's performance. Her accent is a little annoying from time to time.