2005 is so long ago

I watched V for Vendetta last night. What a quaint old movie.

I suppose it has some appeal beyond its criticisms of post-9/11 USA and post-7/7 UK, in the same way that 1984 isn’t just about the totalitarian threat in the forties. But it’s a whole lot easier to take the movie lightly now that the American election is over and terrorism as a priority has receded in the face of good old fashioned economic crisis.

Still, it gave me chills when Portman said, at the end of the movie, “That the world needs more than just a building right now. It needs hope.” That was creepily prescient.

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