|~ It's a 'no-miss' movie, for those who haven't seen it yet.|
~ The original writer (Allen Moore, doing a 'graphic novel' ['adult-comics' to non-aficianados]) is an anarchist-wannabe, and, his original story was ostensibly oriented down the lines of 'better anarchy than THIS!'. Interpretive-problem is: he presented a dictatorial-dystopia which supposedly (as he saw things, then) represented Reagan-Thatcher times...or where they seemed, to him, to be leading. Think of the world reduced to chaos ("How?" you may ask; aye, there's part of the story...relating to his [conspiracy?] perspective!), but, a 'civilized' Law-and-Order center exists in England. To be sure, run by a Machiavellian dictator with his 'cabinet' minions who are mostly (though not all) as Machiavellian as he.
~ Enter V.
~ The letter stands, plotwise, for way, way, more than the whole title suggests (indeed, V introduces himself with a near-lecture containing a plethora of words starting with 'v'!); ntl, the suggestion is definitely apropos. Vendetta (revenge) IS his main game, but, he makes it part-and-parcel of opening the eyes of ALL others who've accepted the dictatorial regime to why THEY all should as well have a 'vendetta' against those who are making the 'Law-and-Order' over them...the way it is.
~ V is not a Thomas Jefferson or Ben Franklin. He cared not (and, clearly had no reason for doing so) what happened 'after' the dystopia ever ended. He was merely after ending it's continuers...whom he had personal concerns about. (A slight 'spoiler' here: he regarded them as causing the whole world prob which allowed them their geopolitical power level).
~ He's an anarchic vigilante, akin to Rand's blackmailer-of-blackmailers. Like Zorro, he was not out to 'improve' the community situation, but to merely eliminate the forces keeping the community from improving.
~ (If you think about it, Zorro was an 'anarchist'.) What 'dystopia' needs not an 'anarchist'?
~ Then, there's his 'tough-love' relationship with Evey. That's the whole other 1/2 of the whole story...plus...her (and the whole community's) change to....? --- Need I add, V is also a very, very, tragic love story? I'm still not sure whose situation was worse: his or hers.
~ V's (and the writer's, who disavowed association to the movie, interestingly) purpose, beyond revenge/vendetta, was not to 'improve' anything; it was merely to end what was (as in Hitler's Germany) existing. --- 'Anarchic'? Maybe. So?
~ It's a 'no-miss' movie, for those who haven't seen it yet.
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