V for Vendetta This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

     A cape swishes in the night. A gang of power-hungry government agents stop an attractive woman with less than honorable intentions. The masked hero saves the woman and ... speaks eloquently with impressive alliteration? In character, V of the new movie from the Wachowski brothers is unlike any other hero we’ve seen in recent years.

“V for Vendetta” is set in a near-future Britain. A horrid virus has been unleashed, the people live in close quarters, and their leader has risen to a near totalitarian reign. The character V is the terrorist who wears a Guy Fawkes mask and wants to bring down the government. This movie is a stylish and sophisticated thriller, while conveying a real message.

Natalie Portman gives a brilliant performance as Evey, a woman with a troubled past who now works in Britain’s largest news station and has rebellious feelings for her government. Hugo Weaving’s performance as V seems almost over-the-top and even cartoony. You can also easily see the Wachowski brothers’ presence in this film. The action sequences are stylish and well executed. “V for Vendetta” is a smart thriller with a real message, conveyed in an entertaining way.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
yesterday at 2:04 pm
i love this so much!
Vagialena said...
Apr. 13, 2012 at 6:15 am

I just loved this movie. I loved V, I love Evey, I loved everything. It managed to awaken me in some way. To raise my conciousness. I do not want to be a terrorist, but I would like so much to make my voice be heard...

Thank you V!

You become my hero!!

beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 6:45 am
Great review---you've described V as he is in the film. V is a new kind of hero, determined to bring down the country's government. He is stealth, smooth, strong and comical in some scenes. V for Vendetta is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, wanting more.
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