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** "Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, there is an ''idea'', and idea is bulletproof."
"Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, there is an ''idea'', and idea is bulletproof."
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* CreatorsApathy: A few of the lines overlap with one another, at times making it difficult to understand what the characters are saying. It comes off most strikingly at the very beginning of V's televised speech and, more prominently, during Evey's asthamtic attack, when her spasmatic panting drowns out a good chunk of V's dialogue.
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* V, as in the comic, is CrazyAwesome. Doubly so, in fact, in the film, thanks to his [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal introduction.]]
* V, as in the
comic, is CrazyAwesome. Doubly so, in fact, in the film, thanks to his [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal introduction.]]
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* MeaningfulName: In addition to sounding a little like "Hitler," "Sutler" is an old word for merchants who sold goods to the military, implying that the dictatorship represents the [[WarForFunAndProfit "military-industrial complex."]] (This fits in with the fact that the lead villains, including Prothero, the "voice of London," got rich at Big Pharma after the evil experiments were over.)
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* CompleteMonster: Unlike the comic book, where the fascist characters are more well rounded, in the film some of them are irredeemable monsters:
* CompleteMonster: Unlike the comic book, where the fascist characters are more
well rounded, in the film some of them are irredeemable monsters:
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* SelectiveEnforcement: Dietrich, who's a closeted gay, shows Evey his illegal copy of the Quran, explaining that, while he's not a Muslim, he enjoys the pictures and poetry that are to be found in there and later on, V informs her that Dietrich was executed precisely due to him owning that particular book. The movie got a lot of flak for that scene, with critics pointing out that the Quran (as well as Islam in general) is not only vehemently against any sort of non-straight sexuality but it's also in essence a direct contradiction of everything V (and, by extension, the movie itself) stands for, with its rigorously enforced code for political, social and religious behavior, leaving little to no room for independent thought.[[note]]It echoes the accusations made by many conservative figures against the liberals catering to the Muslims communities in their own countries, claiming that their lack of willingness to own up to Islam's antiliberal nature stems exclusively from the fact that it was not created in the West and most Muslims aren't members of the Caucasian race.[[/note]] It doesn't help that a certain infamous RealLife character that served as a direct inspiration for the film's BigBad was known to be somewhat fond of Islam himself.
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* DatedHistory: The story of how the Norsefire party came to power reflects the general moods of the early stage of the War on Terror, with Adam Satler (a former Conservative politician) being an outspoken supporter of an "American war" in the Middle East. While the conservative/right wing's portrayal as the "hawks" of the politics was rather fair in that particular era, it doesn't quite hold up anymore, with the Western left largely defaulting on its pacifistic ideas in the early 2010s, especially following the outbreak of the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts, instead demanding devisive military actions to be taken. It's telling that Donald Trump, widely considered to be a radically conservative politician, was elected on an agenda of ''ending'' the American involvement in the Middle East rather than escalating it.
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