“Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot!”
I hope that November is finding you warm and with some great videogames to play. There certainly is a good selection right now with the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins, COD WWII, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Damn a lot of cool AAA games are all coming out now!
Today is of course the 5th of Nov, so I will be watching V for Vendetta tonight myself. For those who have never seen it, you absolutely have to go watch it ASAP. Though the film can at times seem more like a gritty bizarre superhero movie, the depth of truth in it’s themes are possibly even more relevant now in the USA than they were when the movie was released. Similar to the classic novel 1984 the film captures such a great example of how tyranny can grow and develop even in a modern western nation if it’s people are not cautious. Aristotle’s work “Politics”, specifically the section about the signs of an oppressive leader are all portrayed in V for Vendetta with a modern adaption, showing how it’s just as true now as it was in the ancient world. The movie is not perfect and of course, and there are many different ways to solve problems without violence. V for vendetta will still be a personal favorite and it’s depth of subject matter deals with so many things that have happened in history already (oppression of homosexuals, secret police, government censorship, loss of religious rights, etc). Let us not forget history, that we may not repeat it.
Hope all is well and that you enjoyed your Halloween. I highly encourage you to watch V for vendetta tonight and enjoy all of it’s cult-classic glory. If you’re not feeling it now, at least enjoy the best movie monologue ever.
Happy 5th, and happy gaming friends!