Alan Moore may have created some amazing stories, but nothing I’ve seen of him makes me think he isn’t a pretentious so and so. He may not have wanted his name attached to this adaptation due to past issues with Hollywood but I think he made the wrong call.
In fact I’d go as far as to say that this film is better than the book.
V for Vendetta’s uniquely British setting pairs fantastically well with a future that has only become more scarily possible since I first saw it 11 years ago.
Visually striking, from the now mainstream design of V’s mask to the Nazi-esque design of the government, this is a thought-provoking story.
Despite English swearing essentially being reduced to colourful use of “bollocks” there is plenty of well-written dialogue, especially when it comes to V himself who delivers one of my favourite lines in any film.
“Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, there is an idea, Mr Creedy. And ideas are bullet-proof!”
The 5th November may have passed this year but that’s no reason to not watch a fantastic film.