From the creators of The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers brings this screenplay to the big screen. This film-noir style movie takes place sometime in the near future where England is ruled by a religious-Hitler-like dictator. Life is controlled by the government through the media and their powerful political officials. V, a mysterious masked ‘freedom fighter’ or ‘terrorist’ depends on how you see it, wants to rid the government’s controlling grip on his people. V uses violence and plenty of explosions to battle the government and to convince his countrymen to join his side.
The story is beautifully written and the dialogue is superb. Hugo Weaving plays the eccentric and colorful V, who is hidden behind a musketeerian-like (this may not be a word) mask, and Natalie Portman is the unsuspecting girl who he captivates and is mutally captivated by her. The movie starts and finishes strong and will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.