“V for Vendetta” — Review

"People shouldn't be afraid of their government, the government should be afraid of the people." ~ V

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"V for Vendetta" is the story of an anarchist, that goes by the name "V," fighting a fascist regime in England that started as a Civil War in the United States.

Grace Clay, Editor

The all star packed film “V for Vendetta” was released in 2005. A spoiler alert is in order if you haven’t watched it yet. 

This movie is the story of an anarchist, that goes by the name “V,” fighting a fascist regime in England that started as a Civil War in the United States. (Kind of unrelated, but there’s a podcast called “It Could Happen Here” that I would definitely recommend if you want to know the possibility of an actual second Civil War in the United States today. It is hosted by a guy named Robert Evans. Check it out.) This anarchist uses a Guy-Fawkes-mask and becomes a beacon of hope for the people of England. They also explain how there was a pandemic where English scientists did inhumane trials on innocent people. 

Personally, while watching this movie, I compared it with the absolute nightmare this year has been. I saw a lot of different similarities between what happened in this movie and what is going on in the United States today. There’s currently a pandemic and, in the movie, that caused major destruction to many nations. With the protests and riots going on in all 50 states, plus a nation that feels like it has never been more divided, it is a recipe for disaster. In the movie, the news stations are spreading extremely biased news stories with some falsified information. I don’t think that is 100 percent the case currently, but there are definitely biased news stations out there. Just writing this is making me really angry. The movie also had riots to overthrow the government that were sparked by unjust murders. The riots today are way more complicated and there’s a lot of unknowns surrounding them, but it is similar.

This may also be me projecting and I know we aren’t the only generation going through something like this. In these trying times, I would like you to remember that it’s okay to take a break from the news every once in a while. It’s okay to be angry at the world. It’s okay to be depressed about what’s going on, but be kind to others. Don’t spread the disease of hatred that’s been going around. This country is divided enough as it is.

You can currently stream “V for Vendetta” on Netflix.