Sunday, March 26, 2006

V is very, very extraordinary

The movie was reasonably entertaining, but I was disappointed by the many questions left unanswered at the end.
  1. Where did V get all his resources from?
  2. Did V cause the explosion at Larkhill? If so, how? Or was that a fortunate accident?
  3. Why did Finch have a "feeling" that explosives would be delivered by train?
  4. What exactly was the goal of the Larkhill project?
  5. What was going on with the fried eggs?
  6. What are we to make of the two characters, thought to be dead, who reappear at the end of the movie?
Afterwards I went home and read the graphic novel, which had been lying around on my shelf for a long time. The comic book does deliver some answers to the first three questions, although the answers may not be that great. The filmmakers may have felt that rather than give weak explanations, it was better to give no explanations at all.

The comic book still didn't satisfy me on the fourth question. And the fifth and sixth questions don't arise in the comic book. If anyone has insight into those, I'd like to hear it.

As you might expect, the movie streamlines the plot of the comic book and condenses the number of characters. In some ways the movie is better: the flight and capture of Evey are more believable in the movie.


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