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By November 5th, 1997, war and plague have reshaped the earth in this political graphic novel. In the post-holocaust of the 1990s, Britain has pulled back from the world to save itself and has become a fascist state. The entire British populace is under constant surveillance, and the absolute power has corrupted absolutely. On this historic day, a man named 'V' rises up to give hope to the people. Dressed in mask and costume to resemble Guy Fawkes, he blows up Parliament after saving a girl named Eve from violence and rape.
His call to the British people is to take back their country from this rule, while he helps by taking down the central leader and his sects (named after parts of the body, such as Finger, Nose, and Voice). V is a vigilante, for certain, but he is also the only hope that the people held under a conservative, fascist regime have.
This is the movie version of Alan Moore's comic V for Vendetta.
The film was fair and kept the gay and lesbian component of it as central as it was in the comic (which is important to the motivation of the characters but tangential to the plot).
Smarmier than the graphic novel, but well worth a watch.
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Very good movie, action filled, good plot and themes, but the queerness, is only touched at, and its mostly in a flashback anyway ...
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