Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Movies - V for Vendetta

As a wrote a few posts back, just days before leaving to London, I went to see "V for Vendetta" and I've twisted feelings about it. The plot is interesting if not overly original (an authoritarian government in a futuristic, but not too distant, United Kingdon is toppled by the hero of
the day, helped by the beautiful female co-hero), the victorian flavor of the main charachter and scenography are more so and has to be said that the movie comes from a comic.

Said that, I'm left dubious about a movie that in these times brings forward the idea that terrorist actions as blowing up things and
people are acceptable things, actually meritorious ones. Not to mention a movie showing the destruction of some of the most important buildings of a city that not even a year ago suffered a major real terror attack with bombs blasting in the underground and on the buses.

Overall, I liked it, but left some kind of funny, not totally pleasant, aftertaset in my mouth.

Best line, obviously, the monologue using which the masked hero, V, introduces himself to the just about saved future co-heroine: "This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."

Not to mention the answer to it: "Are you like a crazy person?"

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