V for Vendetta (2005) Movie Review

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V for Vendetta (2005)

2005 | R | Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action
132 minutes / 2h 12min

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V for Vendetta Plot Synopsis:

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in.

V for Vendetta (2005) Review

V for Vendetta (2005) is a rated R 2h 12 min American action drama thriller film that was shot in several locations in London, England, UK and Germany. The movie had an estimated budget of $54 million and grossed over $132.5 million at the box office. Director James McTeigue (The Matrix (1999), The Raven (2012), Ninja Assassin (2009)) did a fantastic job executing his first movie as a director that was based on David Lloyd’s 1988 DC Comics titled, V for Vendetta. The film contains numerous graphics on gruesome screen deaths, bad language, drug use, frightening scenes, dystopia, terrorist, gunpowder plot, a masked vigilante, torture, oppression, vigilante, and totalitarian government.

V for Vendetta was set in an alternative future where a freedom fighter named V seeks action to save innocent, powerless people from wrongful doing by their government. V rescued Evey (Natalie Portman - Black Swan (2010), Leon: The Professional (1994)) who is a young teenage girl and she eventually falls in love with him but will his feelings for her interfere with his mission?

Hugo Weaving (The Matrix (1999), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Cloud Atlas (2012)) gave us an incredible performance as V whose face is behind his Guy Fawkes’ mask. V did not want to undergo the experiment by Norsefire that was performed on him. He is a skilled freedom fighter that is also charismatic. Natalie Portman also gave us an outstanding performance with her role as Evey. I did not think that she needed to have her head shaved for a specific scene where she was tortured because she did a remarkable job with her role with or without hair.

V for Vendetta has a mature theme with not as much violence as one might assume after watching the trailers but the violent scenes were done amazingly well. The action scenes should not be missed as they were spectacular, especially the knife scene towards the ending. The movie was visually stunning for the most of it although there was a ton load of blood that might not be suitable for the faint at heart audience.

  • V for Vendetta Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 9
  • Overall Score: 7.85
  • IMDB: 8.2
  • MetaCritic: 6.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.3

About V for Vendetta 2005

Title: V for Vendetta
Year: 2005
Runtime: 132 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.93/5 stars from 924,401 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 924,401
MPAA Rating: R
V for Vendetta Cast Starring: Hugo Weaving, Luke Burnyeat, John Hurt, Natalie Portman, Lee Asquith-Coe, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, João Costa Menezes, Richard Laing, Joseph Rye, João Costa Menezes, Eddie Marsan, Mary Stockley, Jason Oettle, Roger Allam, Kit Sinnett, Antje Rau, Wolfgang Stegemann, Chad Stahelski, Imogen Poots, Paul Bateman, Andy Callaghan, Tony Cook, Sinéad Cusack, Chris Wilson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack, Norman Campbell Rees, Megan Gay, Mark Phoenix
V for Vendetta Writers: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd
V for Vendetta Director: James McTeigue
Box Office: $70,500,000
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Website: http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/
Language: English
Country: USA, UK, Germany