For a film that is consumed in post-hoc early 2000's kitsch, I have a guilty pleasure for the anti-thatcherism/anti-bush/neo-liberal undertones. Also, i'm writing a paper on this for a critical film class and my former 14-yr old 4chan scrolling self would be very down for my yet-materialized but hopefully okay analysis of power aestheticization.
This movie is less relevant than ever – if it ever was. But it's well-cast, well-paced, and for lack of any coherent political message, at least its theatricality means you have an exciting movie whose ideology to tear apart. If V has done little more than murder and blow up buildings and fail to offer any actual practicable solutions he's more complicit in the neoliberalism of our times than film's 1984 government.
What's wrong? The dialogue, the acting, the sets, the story, the ending and the action scenes and the characters. It really had the whiff of amateurism hanging over it. Having said that, there is a certain satisfaction in watching an evil villain being trounced by a righteous vigilante. But that's it.
Okay film. Like there's tension, you'll definitely get caught in the whole thing, and the actors are good - but the whole thing is a bit too theatrical. The scenario, I believe, is a bit weak, inconsistent. 3 stars for the mask, and the actor behind it who's quite convincing, even without a face.