V For Vendetta is such a seditious movie, I love it! I was actually wondering why President Gloria Arroyo didn’t ban or restrict its exhibition here in the Philippines. It might be because (1) people would get more interested if she does so; (2) she can bank on the fact that watching a movie is expensive nowadays so not a lot of people will troop to watch it anyway; (3) or on the assumption that the Filipino film audience is not critical enough to draw the parallelisms and similarities; (4) she and her minions haven’t seen it so they don’t realize how it spites them right on. Here are some quotes from the movie… “People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.” “The truth is there is something terribly wrong with this country.” “Fear became the ultimate tool of this government.” “Those who are responsible will be held accountable.”
Ideas are forever, arrest “coup plotters”, gag the media, ban rallies, you still cannot quell discontent. Gloria should hate this movie. It’s practically a call to rebellion (in a rousing, entertaining, Hollywood kind of way).