“V for Vendetta” (2005) Review

V for Vendetta (2005) Review

V for Vendetta, a film based on the British graphic novel by Alan Moore, is an intense journey following vigilante V (Hugo Weaving) in London, where dystopian society has become the norm. Terrorism is utilized by V to fight the oppressive fascist government, and once he saves young Evey (Natalie Portman), he has gained an ally in his battles against this dystopian England. The emphasis placed on the importance of freedom in society captured by director James McTeigue is a delivery that never fails to shock and impress the viewer. I would recommend this film for viewers over 13 and up, for it takes a long-term attention span and an openness to intense topics.

V for Vendetta gets a solid 9/10 from me for its symbolism, profound character arcs, and beautiful cinematography.