Currently generating a new wish list, since all my wishes were granted over the Holidays.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

V for Vendetta

It opens March 17th and I can't wait. Recently I haven't been too excited about many upcoming releases, seeing as that everything seems to be a remake of movies that should not be remade, Steve Martin I am looking in your direction.

V for Vendetta, seems to be a fresh movie, with a political message about how a government can use fear to control it's citizens. The Wachowski brothers of Matrix fame are behind the movie with their Assistant Director from the Matrix movies James McTeigue directing the movie. The best thing about the movie right now is that as with the Matrix, the Wachowski's seem to be keeping the publicity for the movie to a minimum, as opposed to the massive publicity storm that most movies get these days.

Here is the synopsis:

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a young working-class woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V."

Profoundly complex, V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta.

In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government, V condemns the tyrannical nature of their appointed leaders and invites his fellow citizens to join him in the shadows of Parliament on November the 5th ā€“ Guy Fawkes Day.

On that day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a tunnel beneath Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He and his co-conspirators had engineered the treasonous "Gunpowder Plot" in response to the tyranny of their government under James I. Fawkes and his fellow saboteurs were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their plan to take down their government never came to pass.

In the spirit of that rebellion, in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot that Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5th in 1605: he will blow up Parliament.

As Evey uncovers the truth about Vā€™s mysterious past, she also discovers the truth about herself ā€“ and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to ignite a revolution, bringing freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.

The early reviews look promising and the trailers at the official site look really good as well.

Now if anyone knows how to score sneak preview passes, I don't know if I can wait till March 17th.

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