Reviews of V for Vendetta (1982) and related work

V for Vendetta (1982Sequential art with text)

Alan Moore (writer).

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V for Vendetta (2005Moving picture, 132 minutes)

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.

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