Reviews of V for Vendetta (1982) and related work
- Adaptation: V for Vendetta (2005)
V for Vendetta (1982)
Alan Moore (writer).
A mad superman wraps himself in theatricality to terrify and destroy a totalitarian British government in the near future.
Romantic masturbatory visual excess with some effective darkness, particularly V’s preserved plot to grant his sidekick’s wish. Moore is basically right: the film is diluted, Americanized and escapist by comparison to the comic.