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06/07/2006 - 8:15am

V for Vendetta


Set in futuristic totalitarian Britain (probably 40 years or so, and the US having destroyed itself in civil war), a freedom fighter known only as "V" works to open the people's eyes to the downfalls of their government and its dictator.

From one perspective, I think Libertarian-minded people would like this because you can look at it and say "Wow, our government isn't far off from what they're doing." And it has some good philisophical dialog as well. On the other hand, if you're not that intelligent, you can just sit back and enjoy the fight scenes; so it really has something for everyone.

Granted, there are some corny pieces to it, for instance when V is asked "How are you going to defeat us? All you have are those knives, and we have guns." Maybe it's not so corny in writing, but it is on screen.

I think anyone who recognizes that our own government has started its way down many slippery slopes would enjoy this movie as an unfortunate potential glimpse into the future.

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