R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Lilly and Lana Wachowski, huge fans of the original comic series, wrote a draft of the script in the 1990s before they worked on The Matrix (1999), which shares several similar themes.
Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the ...
The plot of Guy Fawkes was not a bid for freedom, as implied in the movie. The aim of the Gunpowder Plot was to create chaos among the English populace as part of a long-term plan to restore Catholic rule in the UK.
The Warner Bros, DC Comics, Vertigo and Silver Pictures logos are on black-and-white film, and are accompanied by part of the 1812 Overture, thus forming the impression that V is starting a transmission.
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