Watched May 26, 2012
Tim Vekemans’s review:
I saw this movie before as a kid but I turned it off because i didn't understand a word that "V" was saying, it was all so poetic. Since that day I hated the movie.
I watched him again because everyone convinced me to. And i'm glad they did. The movie fascinated me since the first minutes. The beautiful poetic conversation blew me away:
“In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding 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, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.”
Shortly, the story is about a politically-conscious man who wants to save the UK from the dictatorship.
I love the way how the story is brought forward; so subtile but yet so intriguing. The way how they create a new, dictated world that is almost like the Third Reich, indicates that the world is vulnerable and that history keeps repeating itself.
The brilliant thing about the movie is that you have to see everything to follow the story. Everything is so magnificently crafted so every scene is important.
I've only got one thing to say: watch this movie if you haven't already. And if you have, watch it again!