V for Vendetta

D: James McTeague
20th Century Fox/Virtual (Joel Silver, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski & Grant Hill)
UK/US/Germany 2006
132 mins

Science Fiction/Thriller

W: Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachoswki [based on the comic book by David Lloyd & Alan Moore]
DP: Adrian Biddle
Ed: Martin Walsh
Mus: Dario Marianelli
PD: Owen Paterson
Cos: Sammy Sheldon

Natalie Portman (Evey Hammond), Hugo Weaving (V), Stephen Fry (Eric Finch), John Hurt (High Chancellor Adam Sutler), Stephen Rea (Gordon Dietrich)

Based on the graphic novel by David Lloyd and Alan Moore, V For Vendetta depicts an Orwellian future of Great Britain in 2020, a fascist dictatorship in which the government are the baddies and the hero comes in the form of a resistance fighter named V, whose features are constantly hidden by a Guy Fawkes mask.
As a slice of science fiction, this is perfectly enjoyable, though left-wing politics are wedged into the story as though this is all an indictment of Thatcher-era Britain. 
It's a Nineteen-Eighty-Four for a new generation which seemed to inspire rich left-wing students to dress up as Guy Fawkes every November and participate in a match on Parliament to campaign against consumerism. All captured on their iPhones, of course.
A good film, but a hugely subjective political message to influence the impressionable youth with.

V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta