Guido : The Movie

Guido has been aware of the upcoming release of V for Vendetta for some time. It is the story of a revolutionary hero who masks himself as Guy Fawkes (so that makes two of us). Euan Blair was a runner on the set and this is thought to have helped with getting security clearance to film in Whitehall. Here is the studio synopsis:

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (Hugo Weaving) known only as “V.” Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.

The imagery is as fantastic as you would expect from the makers of The Matrix. Guido is lovvin’ the storyline, the theme* and being cast (rightly) as the hero for a change. You can enjoy this spectacular glorification of a terroristic onslaught against parliament in a fortnight at the cinemas (including in Imax format).

In the movie V/Guido’s love interest is Natalie Portman, his mortal enemy is the British chancellor and he attacks an oppressive parliament of corrupt tyrants. So it is actually reality based…

*Have nicked the movie slogan and incorporated it in to the masthead above.

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