“There is a face beneath this mask, but it isn’t me. I’m no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that” – V for Vendetta, Steve Moore
Initial Thoughts: The movie V for Vendetta was released many years ago when I was still way way too young to even consider seeing it. This was way back when the scariest movie I had ever seen was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which I had to hide my eyes during certain scenes. Though, for some reason, I found myself interested in the story of V for Vendetta. It is one of those stories that I have heard mentioned many times, but I have never brought myself to read or watch it. I am so glad that I came across this movie novelization of the screenplay of V for Vendetta by chance. Otherwise, I would have never known how amazing this story is.
Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future, in which freedom was not lost but surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime that rose to power by exploiting the people’s worst fears and most damning weaknesses
This is the setting for the parable of Evey, a young woman saved from death by a masked man calling himself V. Beguiling and dangerous, V ignites the fuse of revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to shed the blanket of tyranny and oppression they have permitted themselves to be cloaked in. While those in power take steps to neutralize the threat, police pursue the mystery of V, unaware of the terrible truth that awaits them. But it is Evey who, with V as her enigmatic guide, sets out on the painful path of deception and self-discovery, deconstruction and re-creation, vindication and vengeance” Goodreads
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V for Vendetta is a movie that I had always wanted to watch since I had seen a clip of V’s speech in one of my sociology classes (it was a very liberal class). The problem was… when it comes to movies with a lot of violence, I automatically shy away. I am the biggest wimp ever! I knew that there was a graphic novel V for Vendetta by: Alan Moore (which the movie is based on), but I never got around to reading it. A while ago, I needed a new audiobook to keep me entertained at work. I found V for Vendetta by: Steve Moore. Instead of being based on the graphic novel, the novelization of V for Vendetta was based upon the screenplay by the Wachowskis. The Wachowskis are known for writing the screenplay and directing The Matrix films.
V for Vendetta is a dystopian story which takes place after a totalitarian government has taken over England and uses the media to cover up its mistakes. This illusion comes crashing down when a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself “V” begins to destroy the order within the government Continue reading