I have read quite a few favourable reviews about the above film and have seen references to it on various sites that I have a great deal of respect for. Thinking that V may be a film worth seeing I sat down on Friday evening to take it in.
What a waste of my time! That film makes no sense at all!
Firstly, we are expected to believe that a right-wing Christian member of the Conservative party imitated Hitler and won round huge crowds of people who elected him into power where he instituted a ‘fascist’ clerical dictatorship.
This government exterminates Muslims and immigrants and forces the Christian religion on everyone! Right!
The Christians all happen to be hypocrites, secret junkies, bloodthirsty murderers and paedophiles! That’s original!
The most saintly people portrayed in this film are the sodomites! They are all pure of heart, decent clean people who are ‘just in love’, this nasty Christian fascist state drags off the sodomites to torture and kill them, (for what reason we are never told, even in the real life totalitarian states, sodomites were only dragged off if they were political subversives or if they were indiscreet about their perversions) Stephen Fry once again playing his role of intellectual morally superior homosexual, a role that is getting tiresome! I wonder why they never portray sodomites as paedophiles? Hmmmmm.
The most absurd part of the film was when people were watching the television, and proclaiming that all the news that was being told them was ‘bollocks’ or ‘that’s a lie’, etc…, we all know that most people accept without doubt anything told them by their box in the corner. Perhaps a tiny number would doubt the official story, but only a tiny minority.
However the thing that struck me most was how pleasant London looked before V’s revolution, everyone seemed to be well off, everyone had nice flats or houses, all with flat screen TVs, there were no minorities, the streets were clean, I presume crime was almost nonexistent, and the liberals had been run out of town or kept down. And no democracy! It’s almost a perfect vision of the future! Why would anyone want to end that?
They portrayed a surveillance state, but why would you need such surveillance if there are no minorities? No minorities will imply little to no crime, and the part where they showed Natalie Portman being attacked by white men intent on gang rape is so absurd as to make this the least intelligent film Ive seen in a long time.
The premise was good, a government that becomes totalitarian and oppressive, but lets be realistic, no one would follow a conservative Christian, they would follow an atheist socialist, and where has all the loss of freedom come from over the past decade? The Labour Party. Who has recently been proclaimed a ‘sort of messiah’, not a Christian conservative, but the Marxist mulatto, Obama.
Never has a true conservative movement been as successful as that portrayed in V, and never will they be, due to their innate conservatism, conservatives prefer the comforts of home to the hardship of campaigns or political battles.
Perhaps Franco or Pinochet could be declared to be successful ‘conservatives’, but then again any victories they acheived have long ago been reversed!
So. Don’t bother watching V for Vendetta if you’ve not already done so!