Thursday, 1 May 2014

Post-Apocalyptic A to Z: V for Vendetta

One of the most original mass market films of the first decade of this century has to be V for Vendetta. I'm sure most if not all of my readers have seen it and thus know why anarchists like to run around in Guy Fawkes masks. That's the film's most visible legacy.

What I think remarkable about the movie is that Hollywood actually produced a film espousing anarchist principles. They did it before with Fight Club. Perhaps they're trying to subvert radicalism by packaging it as entertainment?

If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Not only does it bring up important questions about state control in the Information Age, but it's also a slick bit of science fiction with some great acting and intelligent script writing. If you like your sf with a bit of politics, you'll love this movie.

1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I thought the movie rocked. A lot of messages and a lot of questions in the film. What V is doing is terrorism, and yet, you root for him.

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