The Holocaust as Reference in Science Fiction: V for Vendetta
Finch is speaking about 'V,' the mysterious protagonist of the 1981 comic book V for Vendetta
. Through the entire book, V's face remains hidden behind a Guy Fawkes mask.
The movement has always been top-heavy with geeks, and Moore is the rare figure willing to pay a steep price for personal and artistic freedom, walking away from a lucrative contract with DC Comics and refusing to take any credit for of money from this year's V for Vendetta
Overlong and badly paced, V For Vendetta
fails to draw blood in its depiction of a rapacious and uncaring British political system.
Prepare to be blown away when V For Vendetta
explodes onto DVD from Warner Home Video on Monday.
V for Vendetta
represents a dystopian version of Hollywood
This scene, comments libertarian reviewer Steve Persall, "is so revolutionary that I wondered how this movie ever got made, much less distributed by a major studio." Actually, this is very easy to understand once one appreciates that the insurrectionary version of cultural Marxism preached in V for Vendetta
is kindred to the less militant version generally on offer from Hollywood, which focuses on the task of subverting faith, the family, and conventional morality, rather than unabashedly advocating the destruction of constitutional government.
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Whether you see V for Vendetta
as a satire, action thriller, prescient sci-fi, offbeat romance or po-faced polemic the fact is that the sum of its parts is much less than the promised whole.
The Hollywood version of V For Vendetta
is released next week.
Natalie Portman as Evey with Hugo Weaving as V in V For Vendetta
, a film based on the graphic comics of Alan Moore
V For Vendetta
- based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd - has a terrorist for its hero.