History Film / VforVendetta

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.
3rd Apr '17 10:48:21 AM crazysamaritan
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* WithholdingTheirName: Even in the film version, V refuses to share their name because they discarded their old name/identity to become a symbol of revolution.
21st Mar '17 6:20:49 PM TallMist
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The film was made in 2006 and is set in the 2030s.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The film was made in 2006 2005 and is set in the 2030s.
21st Mar '17 8:58:47 AM TallMist
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''V for Vendetta'' is a 2006 film based on [[ComicBook/VForVendetta the comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd]].

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''V for Vendetta'' is a 2006 2005 film based on [[ComicBook/VForVendetta the comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd]].
16th Mar '17 10:23:32 AM nombretomado
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* GagDub: MyWayEntertainment does this for the first meeting of V and Evey in "V for Vocabulary". Randy Hayes did his [[MotorMouth long-winded version]] entirely on the fly.

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* GagDub: MyWayEntertainment WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment does this for the first meeting of V and Evey in "V for Vocabulary". Randy Hayes did his [[MotorMouth long-winded version]] entirely on the fly.
12th Nov '16 6:06:16 PM Haayls
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** It's also important mention that gay men, like Jews, were not safe from persecution in the Third Reich and were, in fact, [[https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005261/ sent to concentration camps.]]
23rd Oct '16 8:58:59 PM Gouken20xx
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* BatmanGambit: On a massive scale. V's entire plan involves manipulating the government heads into national collapse, and requires not only the police and the BigBads, but the population of London to react as he expects. The giant falling-domino puzzle he creates is the perfect metaphor.

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* BatmanGambit: On a massive scale. V's entire plan involves manipulating the government heads into national collapse, and requires not only the police and the BigBads, [[BigBad Norsefire]], but the population of London to react as he expects. The giant falling-domino puzzle he creates is the perfect metaphor.


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* ForegoneConclusion: V is dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask, and is blowing up outdated symbols of the UK Government with hidden explosives. The Houses Of Parliament are pretty much ''GUARANTEED'' to be going up in flames by the end of the film.
24th Sep '16 10:12:19 PM HawkbitAlpha
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** V's opening monologue to Evey involves 50 [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness words that begin with V]].

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** V's opening monologue to Evey involves 50 [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness words that begin with V]].V]], and provides the trope's page quote.
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