2007-02-06 18:10 in /books/completed
As promised, I did get the graphic novel from the library, and read it in a couple days while I was travelling. It’s not really a fair comparison, but visually the movie won out for me. Which is to say, that the movie excellently captures the feel of book and draws the viewer in to a degree that the comic just can’t hope to compete with.
The rearrangements of some parts of the plot didn’t bother me, nor the updating of the apocalyptic mechanism. I did find interesting the subtle shift in V’s philosophy, though. In the movie, he’s an anti-totalitarian freedom fighter; in the comic, he’s an anarchist, who just happens to be fighting a totalitarian regime. It’s a small difference, but significant in the ultimate meaning of the work.