God is in the Rain
V for Vendetta is overall a very misunderstood movie. It needs to be taken apart and looked at from every angle before you can ever begin to comprehend what it is that you are actually watching. It is a film that if you take the time to think about it, you will immensely enjoy. There are some aspects that when looked at from a Christian perspective, aren’t necessarily good things, but there are also parts that are extremely religious in nature, especially when compared to Christian values.
Alan Moore first wrote V for Vendetta in 1982 in the form of a 10-issue comic book series. The film was released in 2006 despite Moore’s disagreements with the changes to major themes and plot points. It takes place in a futuristic, fascist/anarchist Britain should the German’s have had won World War II. With no time to recover, Britain fell into chaos; the conservative government fell apart and a new, fascist government took over. The government controlled everything from curfew times to what television shows you could watch. People who were different were persecuted for it; people with different religious beliefs, homosexuals, prostitutes, law breakers and people that spoke out for themselves were forced into concentration camps where they would be experimented on and killed. The main character, known only as V, was one of these people, the only difference is that he decides to get back at the people that did that to him, while also teaching the people of Britain a message. Sometimes you need more than a building or a government to bring the people together; you need hope, you need faith and you need a symbol to look up to. However, his lust for vengeance becomes an obsession, which in the end also becomes his downfall, if you can call it that.
One of the biggest complaints regarding this movie would be the amount of violence. If you don’t understand the underlying message, the violence drives this movie and it is fairly graphic. It is not too much...