V for Vendetta

Watched V for Vendetta the other day. I remembered hearing it was so violent or scary or whatever when it first came out, but it didn’t seem so much so to me in watching it. Perhaps I remembered it as seeming scary beause Natalie Portman gets her head shaved at one point (Jodi didn’t much care for this, so she wouldn’t see the film).

Overall it was a pretty good movie. There were clear “big brother” allusions, power hungry leaders stripping citizens of their rights, etc. I also read through the Wikipedia entry which contrasted the movie to the original book. It was useful to read the wiki entry, as it helped me to better understand some of the subtle things that were happening in the movie (which I’m sure I would have missed otherwise)

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