harkovastI half agree with you! ;-)
Time to stir up some controversy, but I cant live a lie.
I liked the movie of V for Vendetta more then the graphic novel. I don't expect anyone to agree with me.
I'm a huge fan of Alan Moore but I do find some of his books very self-indulgent and, for me, V for Vendetta is one of them. Like an immature schoolboy, it just seems to stamp its foot and scream: “I'm an angry young man and I'm going to vent my spleen at the Thatcher Government because that's what every trendy young person is doing these days!” (“These days” being the 1980s, obviously!) It's almost completely lacking in the trademark wit and subtlety that make Moore's best works great.
For me, though, the movie is also flawed. It looks cool but, ultimately, it fails because - despite retaining the UK setting - it tries too hard to be relevant to the current political era and the US. There are parallels but, in trying so hard to emphasize them, the story loses a lot of its original focus. It's okay, but not a classic. (So, no, I didn't watch it on 5th!)