"V"iva la Revolucion
It's no surprise given my views on things like government and organized religion that I would be interested in V for Vendetta. However, with mixed reviews and having been soured on the Wachowski Brothers by the last two Matrix movies, I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
George Lucas kind of made us forget that Natalie Portman was a good actress, and Hugo "Agent Elrond" Weaving had to act from behind a solid mask. (If I get a mask, does that mean Natalie Portman will be my leading lady?) Natalie makes you forget about awkward, stilted dialogue from Sith and Hugo makes you forget that in the last movie he wore a tiara. Both do a great job.
It's no secret that the allusions made in the movie aren't just to the past, but also a warning of the future. That it is possible to give up too much in the name of so called security and that religion and government should not mix. I wish I could delve more into the details of what I really enjoyed within the movie, but I don't want to give anything away.
On my way home from the theater, I could see Bush and Cheney watching this movie. Cheny is busy taking notes. "Curfews. Outlaw free speech and non-Christian religions. Religious gestapo roaming the neighborhoods with badges to do whatever they want in the name of church and government. Exxxxcccellent."
Meanwhile, Bush is confused. "Ah don't get it Dick. If he's a mime, why is he talking? And ah thought mimes are supposed to be sad, not angry."
Overall, this movie rates 5 out of 5 Guy-Fawkes-mask wearing flying monkees.