Rewatched Jun 08, 2012
Andrew Sigma’s review:
V: "Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask."
V for Vendetta is just one of those films that pulls you into the dramatic action as soon as it begins and is able to keep you enthralled for the entire ride no matter how many times you watch it.
The dialogue is smooth and so, SO rich with raw power! Characters are maticulously used as tools to bring the drama forward. Minor roles that have screen time of totals up to about 2 or 3 minutes would leave the film feeling quite baron if they weren't in it. It's even these little roles hat help to pull boost along the amazing story.
Some people, my English teacher and other weirdos, would mistake this for a super-hero movie. Of course it has aspects of the vigilante genres, but if this movie is anything it's a clearly thought out and methodically mastered political thriller. it's all there. People fighting for freedom, suppressed society, sleazy secret police, cameras and speakers that give it themes of 1984 and the morality issues that are abounding throughout the dialogue.
Of course 'V' is a vigilante wearing a mask, but after a while that mask becomes his face. There is SOME action at the beginning and end of the film, but the rest is pure drama.
It also comes to my bias for everything British, but seriously, this is one of the best films I have ever seen and continues to be my favourite thanks to the brilliant writing and 'verbal gymnastics' on V's behalf.