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V for Vendetta (2005)
History is written by the victors
There is a fine line between subversion and revolution -- like the difference between courage and stupidity; it depends on the outcome. The word Terrorist is rather harsh for this film, as no non-combatants were ever targeted. Also, it was a little easier to take seeing the setting against another country. But the idea and ideal came through loud and clear. I have a sad feeling that somewhere in the world in the near future (from an historical perspective) the pure ideals upon which my government was founded will have to dust themselves off again and assert themselves. Makes me remember that I should never judge revolutionary ideas as subversive outright. A film about a terrorist or a freedom fighter? See it and decide for yourself. I especially like how the film reminded us that it does not take a superhero to change the world. Powerful stuff. Remember remember...
Is wrong in all the places it doesn't have to be
What great special effects. It would have been easy to suspend reality and really get into this film, IF they had not continually provided slaps in the face to remind the viewer that they were in a theater instead of on a ship. To use another movie as an example, in War of the Worlds, it is totally impossible to believe that Dakota's child character would be sarcastic and want to sleep upstairs in her own bed after seeing aliens fry a bunch of people. THAT is the kind of disbelief that is so wrong about this film. Kids do not wander away from their parents when they are scared crudless. Firemen do not forget how to give CPR. Children do not jump from great heights with a shrug of the shoulders because some strange man asks them to. People to not flirt when in incredibly precarious situations. I am not a nit-picker, but rather a guy who loves to immerse themselves in the experience. And stuff like this just slaps me into reality and keeps me out of the film. There is so much of this kind of stuff that by the last ten minutes of the film, you are incapable of eating the totally unbelievable stuff the climax is trying to feed you. I had heard somewhere that the makers of this film took great care to set a time line based on how long a ship could really remain afloat upside down. If so, then that is the ONLY thing they paid attention to, because the characters do not react in any kind of realistic way to the circumstances they are in, and the last 10 minutes of the film is just laughably unrealistic. It didn't have to be that way. If scared people acted scared, and the physical reality of the ship were kept to within even barely believable limits, this could have been a decent disaster thriller.