Friday, November 6, 2009

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

As yesterday was the 5th of November we attended the annual V for Vendetta party. (Don't worry mom, it was the clean flicks version.) Rarely does a movie produce a character that motivates us with a desire to stand for something. The title character, known only as "V," is a masked avenger of sorts, wearing an all-obscuring mask of a smiling Guy Fawkes, the would-be seventeenth-century revolutionary who attempted to blown up the houses of the British Parliament with gunpowder. V's crusade is against the British Parliament for a series of terrorist-like attacks that the government had committed against their own people.

V exemplifies commitment to the greater good. His ideals and commitment center around to freedom from fear. He inspires, teaches, and loves those who are trapped by bonds that others have subjected them to.

I loved this movie. V's character touches your conscious and motivates you to stand for something. Regardless of how seriously some may take the messages in V for Vendetta, the film can be taken in many ways - as allegory, as a thriller, as a fantasy, as an action flick. Or maybe it's all four. It succeeds, to one degree or another, in every way. Whichever way you see it, you can't lose.

"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof."

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