V for Vendetta (2006)

V for Vendetta Review

Another success for the Wachowski brothers who wrote the adaptation from the original comic book, V for Vendetta stars Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving (Mr. Smith from The Matrix). V for Vendetta is a movie about fighting a totalitarian government in a future England. Weaving portrays V, a terrorist bent on overthrowing the oppressive state using the 1605 Gunpowder plot as a motivator for the people to join him.

The selection of Weaving for the role of V was brilliant as the character needed an outstanding voice (like Vader needed with James Earl Jones) since he was behind a mask. Using John Hurt in the role of Sutler, leader of the state, was a stroke of genius not lost on viewers who remember the George Orwell film adaptation of 1984.

V for Vendetta
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Year Released:
17 March 2006
James McTeigue
Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt
Thriller, Sci-Fi
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