Tag Archives: Comic Book

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta(2005). Directed by James McTeigue. Written by Larry and Andy Wachowski. And distributed my Warner Bros. Pictures. V for Vendetta is based on a DC Comics 1982 vertigo graphic novel by David Lloyd and Alan Moore. Warner Bros. originally was going to release the film on Friday, November 4, 2004. A day before the 400th Guy Fawkes Night(but delayed).

The film takes place in the year 2020. The world is corrupted and in turmoil. The United Kingdom is the only country that’s stable, being ruled by a fascist party. On November 5. A women works for Britain Television Network(BTN) and was rescued by Guy Fawkes masked man who is named “V” from attempted rape by the members of the secret police. “V” manage to use BTN and urges the citizens of Great Britain to stand over their government, promising to destroy the House of Parliament. “V” mission has been complete. Later he died in the women’s arm Evey. Tells that he loves her, thanks her, and dies. Killed by the government.

 

Who is Guy Fawkes? Guy Fawkes was one of the members of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. A group of Catholics attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill James l. Ever since Henry Vlll became king. England was split into two with the Catholics and Protestants, constantly fighting over control of the throne.

The Gunpowder Plot only had five members, but eventually grew into thirteen. They began to stockpile the barrels of gunpowder in a cellar under the Parliament. The Parliament meet on November 5,but King James men discovered  the stockpile. Fawkes was discovered. He was captured, tortured, and confessed of the plot. Later was executed. King James decreed that the plot of the event shall be remembered, starting its anniversary.

This is the connection between the film and England’s past. Guy Fawkes and “V” attempted to destroy the Houses of Parliament, to stop the corruption in England(Splitting of Catholic and Protestant-the corrupted fascist government).The graphic novel was inspired by this event, which was created into film decades later.

Written by Justin