2006 was a special year for movies, a time wherein films like Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s first foray as 007 James Bond, was released. It was also kind to treat us other modern classic titles such as Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat. Most importantly, 2006 brings us the movie adaptation of Alan Moore’s critically-acclaimed graphic novel V for Vendetta.
For many, the movie was arguably the best comic-book movie that is not directly associated with the Supermans and Batmans of DC and Captain Americas and Hulks of Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it was positively reviewed by critics and earned a lot of money in the box office, there is a huge percentage of film buffs who haven’t seen the movie. Lucky for them, V for Vendetta is included in Netflix’s line-up of new releases this June.
The film will finally land on the streaming platform giant on June 1, alongside Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, David Fincher’s Zodiac, and — here’s a goodie — Silence of the Lambs! Directed by James McTeigue, V For Vendetta is set in a futuristic Britain wherein a freedom fighter known as V has committed himself to fight the country’s oppressive government by using terrorist tactics. A girl named Evey will help him take down the government.
It stars Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Chad Stahelski, Imogen Poots, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Stephen Rea, Eddie Marsan, Ben Miles, Natasha Wightman, and Emma Field-Rayner.
Upon its release, V For Vendetta has been controversial for its political attacks, dealing with the hard-pressed issues of religion, totalitarianism, and terrorism.
If you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer of V for Vendetta:
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