Students pay homage to classic movie, "V for Vendetta"

Some students came with a Guy Fawkes mask to get into the spirit of the film. 

“Remember, remember, the 5th of November,” words that were used continuously while viewing the famous movie V for Vendetta.

In an unknown future of British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman, according to IMDb.

Eastern Michigan University honored the movie by showing it in the Student Center last Friday night at 7 p.m. Some students came with a Guy Fawkes mask in hand, while others tried their best to pay homage to their favorite knife-throwing rebel.

As the movie went on, the crowd seemed to have a collective view of the vengeful fighter; a sense of admiration. From the beginning of the movie, until the explosive end, students laughed and cheered V on as he fought against a fictitious British Parliament.

“Knowledge is power and with that the people over-rule the government,” said EMU student, Brooke Johnson, about the movie’s message.

She also pointed out that the movie shows that “history can repeat itself,” referring to the idea of the movie’s British Parliament acting similar to Nazis of the Holocaust.

Not everyone thought the ending of the movie was great. Travis Briggs, a senior at EMU, had a different view of the movie.

“I would have liked it more if the people had done something to Parliament instead of V, blowing it up. Like they should have blown it up,” he said. “In a way, it still makes them sheep because they followed V’s orders instead of their own instincts.”

Despite the difference of views, students still clapped and enjoyed the show that night. For more information about EMU’s movies and events at the student center you can visit

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