V for Vendetta (BBC 2) 20.12.08

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  1. Been watching this, anybody else? Tagline: "Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gun powder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot". Freedom fighter called"V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society.

    It's got Nat Portman, Steve Fry, etc. And it's very, very good.
  2. Our government seems to have taken inspiration from 1984, seems only fair we take inspiration from literature as well...
  3. Watching the end of it now. Seen it a couple of times. Made by the Wachowski Brothers ( Matrix )

    Good film, after a couple of viewings.
  4. Cracking film
    "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people".

    Take note Mr Brown!
  5. Caught my drift there mate 8)
  6. Am recording it, so I can watch it properly when I'm in a fit state!
  7. Seconded. :twisted:
  8. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    Good film.

    But there are a couple of ways of looking at this. What would you rather live in? A society where EVERYBODIES freedoms are upheld - including the terrorist apologists, jihadi advocaters, right to blow themselves up in the name of their religion/belief, right to proliferate terrorist propoganda, right to threaten and breakdown the fabric of society - a society where the 'common man' rises up to overthrow that (marginally) safe and totalitarian society that existed before (now);

    Or would you rather live (relatively) safely in the (potentially) totalitarian state (that we could have) where the will of the common man is squashed, but most people lived safe in the knowledge that they wouldn't get vaporised by an irradiated dirty bomb/terrorist acquired/state supplied nuclear weapon in their capital city?

    I would rather live in a society with less freedoms and more security from terrorist/'freedom fighter' (as per the ambiguity of this film) attack than live in a festering society that promulgates and nurtures the seed of its own destruction from within.
  9. Are you a party member?


  10. 'cking hell, just said it was a good film. :? :wink:
  11. I didn't really like it, but I thought the ending was good. Shame it never happened for real (preferably at PMs questions time).
  12. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    I wouldn't go quite as far as saying I was a badge wearing, gurning member of the national socialist workers party, but I was merely trying to highlight how close to the bone and how fine a point it is between 'too much freedom' becoming 'here's enough rope, make sure you hang yourself with it'.

    But yeah, fecking good film though.

    I do so would love to vigourously batter Natalie Portman's back doors in before giving her a nice pearl gift for christmas.
  13. Fair points. However, the film raises something else - Norsefire actually carried out the bio-warfare attack that led to the "secure" society. Thus illustrating what most ARRSEr's already know: you can't trust politicians from ANY party! :twisted:
  14. "I do so would love to vigourously batter Natalie Portman's back doors in before giving her a nice pearl gift for christmas."

    Well mate, as a local bloke once put this to me during a tour on Banner.. Ulster accent "would ye now, for you'd be up my a+se so you would..."

    No offence. :wink:
  15. YET! :twisted: