v for vendetta
must be one of the most political films i've seen. being the superficial apolitical creature tat i am, i was initially drawn to it more by the thot of hugo weaving being v, which he did wonderfully, and the fact tat it was supposed to be based on comic book.
of course, turns out it's a departure from the original storyline, jus like 'silent hill', but i guess tat should be, cuz there're some things tat one can do on paper tat jus doesn't translate as well into celluloid. i like the use of the language in the film tho, the power of the words, and it's a testimony to the actors' enunciation tat i caught virtually every line despite it being delievered in a british accent at often rapid-fire speeds. (lolz, watch me channel my brit vocab now :p)
setting aside the violence in the movie, there's a lot of thot-provoking stuff in it, at least for me. those images of riots, marches and protests - it seems like they're things tat have only ever happened in the past, like 'i have a dream' and tiannanmen. do we see such things nowadays? no, but does tat mean most ppl are satisfied with their govt? i doubt it, but i guess we're less inclined to get off our asses nowadays to do something about it.
it feels like humanity and society as a whole has been getting progressively more and more sedated, bombarded by all the little distractions pumped out by the media - too caught up in the mundanity of our lives, chasing after the illusory creature comforts advocated as the symbols of success.
when one puts too much stock into such luxuries, they get promoted from necessities to needs. and tat's when one becomes too fearful of losing them. in tat aspect, i think the world still hasn't changed - many govts still control by fear. it's jus tat their methods have become more and more subtle throughout the centuries - from outrite executions to the covert spread of 'big brother'-like surveillance.
the best scene in 'bowling for columbine' imho was the interview with marilyn manson, where he dissed television/media for doing nothing but bombard their audience with images (ads, news, etc) tat inspire fear - it made perfect sense to me (watch it and u'll noe wat i mean). 'v for vendetta' jus demonstrates it more plainly - how the govt can control the media which in turn controls us really, no matter how much we'd like to think we're free of their influence.
in the film, v asked evey, 'is tat wat u think? or wat they want u to think?' and sometimes, when i ask myself tat question, i'm not very sure at all.