2020 just got a little bit weirder.
11 months into a year rocked by racial tension, a divisive election and a pandemic, the film “V for Vendetta” has trended on Twitter as fans point out eerie similarities between the film and the events of 2020.
The 2006 flick takes place as a second civil war takes its toll on the United States and a pandemic sweeps across Europe.
Even stranger, the film is set either in — or very close to — 2020. Famed film critic Roger Ebert said in his review that the film was set in 2020 while others suggest is set sometime within the decade.
Hugo Weaving starred as V in ‘V for Vandetta.’ the character donned a Guy Fawkes mask and encouraged civil disobedience.
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Furthermore, the film centers on events taking place on November 5, a reference to Guy Fawkes.
“It’s The 5th Of November. V For Vendetta was a warning to society about facism and that warning came utterly true this year,” said a fan of the film. “Rewatch it again to see. it is quite literally 2020: The Movie and it is quite literally an absolute masterpiece. we must never forget the 5th Of November.”
“It’s the fifth of November. Just hit us how we’re being ushered into a corrupt, totalitarian, dystopic nightmare, growing eerily similar to ‘V for Vendetta’ (which surprisingly also takes place in 2020),” another pointed out. “Two other fave films on same subject matter: Equilibrium & Minority Report.”
“So V for Vendetta is set in 2020/2021 and let me tell ya it hits different this year,” a third wrote.
A fourth joked: “Remember, remember the fifth of November… Wait, I didn’t know V for Vendetta was a documentary.”
In the film, a man known as V encourages an uprising against Parliament on Nov. 5, the anniversary of Fawkes’ arrest after a failed assassination attempt on King James I.
Actor Hugo Weaving portrayed V. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
The film was inspired by a series of comic books of the same name that began their run in the 1980s
“V for Vendetta” can be rented or purchased on VOD services.