Anarchy in the U.K.

The Wachowski brothers' supremely tasteless take on a visionary 1980s graphic novel

Fawkes-y, lady: Weaving and Portman
photo: Warner Bros. Pictures
Fawkes-y, lady: Weaving and Portman


V for Vendetta
Directed by James McTeigue
Warner Bros., opens March 16

See also:
  • Road to Dystopia
    Brave new worlds from We to V: A brief history of political future shocks
    by Michael Atkinson

  • Pulp Friction
    How a landmark comic book launched a Hollywood Vendetta
    by Matt Singer
  • This hero not only has no name but also no actual personality. (Why hire Weaving? The role could have been played by a computer program.) At a key moment in V for Vendetta, the Negri-Hardt multitude—mysteriously networked and absurdly masked like their faceless non-leader—takes to the streets and waits expectantly. Their patience is rewarded by a superbly irresponsible finale that conflates the "1812 Overture," the Rolling Stones, Malcolm X, and Gloria Steinem. Absorbing even in its incoherence,V for Vendetta manages to make an old popular mythology new. Impossible not to break into a grin: It's the thought that counts.

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