History Film / VForVendetta

6th Sep '17 11:06:58 PM Linda58
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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Sutler pathetically weeps and begs when brought before V]].



* TheDogBitesBack: Creedy killing Adam Sutler, with V purposefully arranging for increased surveillance on Creedy precisely to foster these feelings.

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* TheDogBitesBack: Creedy [[spoiler:Creedy killing Adam Sutler, with V purposefully arranging for increased surveillance on Creedy precisely to foster these feelings.]]



* DragonAscendant: Creedy.

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* DragonAscendant: Creedy.Invoked to Creedy, [[spoiler:but he gets killed before he can really take over]].



* AGlassInTheHand: Sutler does this with his glass of milk after watching Gordon's unscripted show thoroughly mocking him.

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* AGlassInTheHand: Sutler does this with his glass of warm milk after watching Gordon's unscripted show thoroughly mocking him.him. Humorously, one of the things it mocks him for is drinking a glass of warm milk.



** Later, when the police realize the man they thought was V was a security guard and the ''real'' V rises behind them, an officer has a look of complete horror on his face.



* PairTheSpares: {{Implied}} via FreezeFrameBonus. [[spoiler:During Finch's monologue about everything being connected, there's a shot of him pouring a glass of wine in his living room with Evey sitting on his couch]].

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* PairTheSpares: {{Implied}} via FreezeFrameBonus. [[spoiler:During Finch's monologue about everything being connected, there's a shot of him pouring a glass of wine in his living room future-Evey with Evey sitting her hair grown back, next to a vase of Scarlet Carsons. The mirror on his couch]].the wall shows a reflection of a relaxed-looking Finch drinking some wine]].


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-->"God is in the rain."


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* RuleOfCool[=/=]RuleOfSymbolism: V's (impressively large) line of dominoes ties in perfectly with Finch's "everything's connected" speech, but there doesn't seem to be much in-universe justification for V doing it. Unless the ever theatrical V decided to invoke the symbolism anyway.


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* YouAreAlreadyDead: In V's final conversation with Delia Surridge, he reveals he's already given her a lethal injection
-->'''V:''' I killed you ten minutes ago, ''(reveals syringe)'' while you slept.
19th Aug '17 10:21:37 PM jonathan-sherwin
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''V for Vendetta'' is a 2005 film based on [[ComicBook/VForVendetta the comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd]].

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''V for Vendetta'' is a 2005 2006 film based on [[ComicBook/VForVendetta the comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd]].
5th Aug '17 9:35:23 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''V: V'''oilà! In '''V'''iew, a humble '''V'''audevillian '''V'''eteran, cast '''V'''icariously as both '''V'''ictim and '''V'''illain by the '''V'''icissitudes of fate. This '''V'''isage, no mere '''V'''eneer of '''V'''anity, is a '''V'''estige of the '''V'''ox populi, now '''V'''acant, '''V'''anished. However, this '''V'''alorous '''V'''isitation of a bygone '''V'''exation stands '''V'''ivified, and has '''V'''owed to '''V'''anquish these '''V'''enal and '''V'''irulent '''V'''ermin '''V'''anguarding '''V'''ice and '''V'''ouchsafing the '''V'''iolently '''V'''icious and '''V'''oracious '''V'''iolation of '''V'''olition! The only '''V'''erdict is '''V'''engeance; a '''V'''endetta held as a '''V'''otive, not in '''V'''ain, for the '''V'''alue and '''V'''eracity of such shall one day '''V'''indicate the '''V'''igilant and the '''V'''irtuous. '''V'''erily, this '''V'''ichyssoise of '''V'''erbiage '''V'''eers most '''V'''erbose, so let me simply add that it's my '''V'''ery good honour to meet you and you may call me '''V'''.

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-->'''V: --->'''V: V'''oilà! In '''V'''iew, a humble '''V'''audevillian '''V'''eteran, cast '''V'''icariously as both '''V'''ictim and '''V'''illain by the '''V'''icissitudes of fate. This '''V'''isage, no mere '''V'''eneer of '''V'''anity, is a '''V'''estige of the '''V'''ox populi, now '''V'''acant, '''V'''anished. However, this '''V'''alorous '''V'''isitation of a bygone '''V'''exation stands '''V'''ivified, and has '''V'''owed to '''V'''anquish these '''V'''enal and '''V'''irulent '''V'''ermin '''V'''anguarding '''V'''ice and '''V'''ouchsafing the '''V'''iolently '''V'''icious and '''V'''oracious '''V'''iolation of '''V'''olition! The only '''V'''erdict is '''V'''engeance; a '''V'''endetta held as a '''V'''otive, not in '''V'''ain, for the '''V'''alue and '''V'''eracity of such shall one day '''V'''indicate the '''V'''igilant and the '''V'''irtuous. '''V'''erily, this '''V'''ichyssoise of '''V'''erbiage '''V'''eers most '''V'''erbose, so let me simply add that it's my '''V'''ery good honour to meet you and you may call me '''V'''.
2nd Aug '17 3:51:37 PM LtFedora
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* ArmiesAreEvil: Subverted. The British Army is called out at the end to defend Parliament, [[spoiler: but they actually stand down in the face of the civilian rebellion]].
27th Jul '17 6:43:13 AM fruitstripegum
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* TheStarscream: Creedy, as engineered by V. Creedy already had the pieces in place, but V gave him the necessary push.



* TheStarscream: Creedy, as engineered by V. Creedy already had the pieces in place, but V gave him the necessary push.
27th Jul '17 6:42:06 AM fruitstripegum
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* KingpinInHisGym: There's one scene in which V has some fun fencing with a suit of armour. As he exists somewhere in the fuzzy border between AntiHero and AntiVillain, he's probably villain enough to count.



* KingpinInHisGym: There's one scene in which V has some fun fencing with a suit of armour. As he exists somewhere in the fuzzy border between AntiHero and AntiVillain, he's probably villain enough to count.
24th Jul '17 12:26:19 AM Kalaong
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When V knocks over his ''massive'' domino set up, there's one domino too many which stays standing up at the end. [[spoiler:This hints that someone, namely V, won't survive the revolution]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When V knocks over his ''massive'' domino set up, there's one domino too many which stays remains standing up at the end. [[spoiler:This hints makes V realize that someone, namely V, won't survive despite having perfectly prepared the revolution]].country for revolution and delivered the stroke that sets it in motion, he ''can't'' complete it by himself; someone will have to finish what he started]].
14th Jun '17 8:54:25 PM Fireblood
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The film did this for Guy Fawkes, even though that was never Moore's intent. In reality, his "hero" status is highly dubious. The Gunpowder Plot wasn't really to strike a blow for freedom, they simply wanted to replace the Protestant king with a Catholic one. Further, they packed in so much gunpowder that hundreds (possibly thousands) of innocent civilians would have been killed, including many children -- the only thing the plotters worried about was whether too many Catholics would be taken out (which was what caught them up, since they sent a letter to warn the Catholic Lord Monteagle not to attend Parliament on that day, who then told the authorities). By modern standards they were depraved terrorists, and just to put the cherry on top, Fawkes wasn't even a core member of the conspiracy, but a mercenary[[note]]of course, he ''was'' also Catholic, and sympathetic to the plotter's cause, but still...[[/note]] hired for his experience with gunpowder.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The film did this for Guy Fawkes, even though that was never Moore's intent. In reality, his "hero" status is highly dubious. The Gunpowder Plot wasn't really to strike a blow for freedom, they simply wanted to replace the Protestant king with a Catholic one. Further, they packed in so much gunpowder that hundreds (possibly thousands) of innocent civilians would have been killed, including many children -- the only thing the plotters worried about was whether too many Catholics would be taken out (which was what caught them up, since they sent a letter to warn the Catholic Lord Monteagle not to attend Parliament on that day, who then told the authorities). By modern standards they were depraved terrorists, and just to put the cherry on top, Fawkes wasn't even a core member of the conspiracy, but a mercenary[[note]]of mercenary[[note]]Of course, he ''was'' also Catholic, and sympathetic to the plotter's cause, but still...[[/note]] hired for his experience with gunpowder.


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* IllegalReligion: Islam has apparently been outlawed by the Norsefire regime, since Gordon is shot just for possessing a Quran (even when he's not Muslim). Presumably all Muslims have been killed or imprisoned by them.
14th May '17 3:43:19 PM MarqFJA
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* ThanatosGambit: As his final stroke, V convinces Cready to turn on Sutler, and in exchange V will give himself up. V does this because he could never get to Sutler otherwise, and Cready wouldn't turn on Sutler for anything less. [[spoiler:When the time comes, Cready delivers, but V wears a BulletproofVest so he'll live long enough to kill Cready in turn.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: As his final stroke, V convinces Cready Creedy to turn on Sutler, and in exchange V will give himself up. V does this because he could never get to Sutler otherwise, and Cready Creedy wouldn't turn on Sutler for anything less. [[spoiler:When the time comes, Cready Creedy delivers, but V wears a BulletproofVest so he'll live long enough to kill Cready Creedy in turn.]]
13th May '17 1:25:02 PM nombretomado
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Where the original comic was influenced by Creator/AlanMoore's fears of [[MargaretThatcher Thatcherite]] Britain becoming a repressive dictatorship, the film owes more to critics of the second [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush]] administration along with several other changes with the characters and plot to condense the story and reconfigure it to resemble a more standard superhero tale, complete with super powers for V.

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Where the original comic was influenced by Creator/AlanMoore's fears of [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcherite]] Britain becoming a repressive dictatorship, the film owes more to critics of the second [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush]] administration along with several other changes with the characters and plot to condense the story and reconfigure it to resemble a more standard superhero tale, complete with super powers for V.



** Some contemporary reviewers find the idea of "concentration camps" for homosexuals, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 eradicate homosexuality even as an abstract concept]], etc. to be sort of an invocation of GodwinsLaw by comparing Thatcher's England to Nazi Germany. However, in the early 1980s one of MargaretThatcher's advisors did indeed make the suggestion, as a public health policy, that all gay men should be put into quarantine in closed institutions as a strategy to stop the spread of HIV infections. Alan Moore's {{Word of God}} says this aspect of the dystopia was a direct commentary on the implications of such proposals. The real life idea never took off.

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** Some contemporary reviewers find the idea of "concentration camps" for homosexuals, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 eradicate homosexuality even as an abstract concept]], etc. to be sort of an invocation of GodwinsLaw by comparing Thatcher's England to Nazi Germany. However, in the early 1980s one of MargaretThatcher's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher's advisors did indeed make the suggestion, as a public health policy, that all gay men should be put into quarantine in closed institutions as a strategy to stop the spread of HIV infections. Alan Moore's {{Word of God}} says this aspect of the dystopia was a direct commentary on the implications of such proposals. The real life idea never took off.
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