“Symbols are given power by people. Alone, a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.”
When it was first released, critics decided that V for Vendetta was a good movie, but it wasn’t considered great. Since then, it has gained in popularity, become a symbol for protestors, infiltrated English classes, and influenced people everywhere. It certainly influenced me, and it stands tall as one of my all-time favorites. It’s a movie I find myself going back to again and again, and it provokes excellent discussions whenever I present it to the high school film classes I teach.