3. Ideas Are Bulletproof
You’ve wondered for vast portions of the film just quite what V is capable of and the ways in which he is to be considered a comic book hero, so when he’s confronted by Creedy and a group of henchmen in the London underground, it’s a thrill to witness him prove all of the above with a graphic demolishing of each of his foes, all while having taken full rounds of gun fire to the chest, arms and legs.
“Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, there is an idea, Mr. Creedy. And ideas are bulletproof.”
2. The Dominoes Fall
As a young girl is killed by an authoritative figure and the government struggles to control V’s impending action, our hero is show to be erecting dominoes that he tumbles in correspondence to the people’s uprising in one of the movie’s more inspiring and typically revolutionary moments.
1. V Finishes What Fawkes Couldn’t
The final crescendo in V’s masterpiece and the moment in the film most able to stimulate both visually and emotionally, the blowing up of parliament signifies the UK’s escape from oppression and the death of our charismatic, revolutionary and ultimately ‘good’ protagonist.