Terrorist or Patriot?
V for Vendetta questions government.
"The movie depicts a bleak world, but I think it's hopeful about what people can do to change it," Natalie Portman says. "It shows the opportunities people have to stand up for themselves and make their individuality heard and not blend into some amorphous mass."
"You can feel a groundswell of people asking questions about their governments that wasn't there last summer," says McTeigue, the director. "Now not a day goes by where we don't have a discussion about terrorism."
If the movie has an overt message, it's that people shouldn't fear their governments; governments should fear their people.