V was an ok movie. My biggest problem with V is the same as my problem with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (as well as several other book adaptations). I understand that some changes must be made when a book is adapted to the movie screen, but if you are going to stray so far from the original material/message of the book... then why even use the book as a base?
A good point, something that's bugged me off and on as as well. In the case of "V For Vendetta", how did the film vary from the book, or is it too much to summarize here? I've only seen the film and not read the book.
Gawd - how do we get into this one
* there is no 100,000s of people in masks
* there is no march to Parliament, people just riot and things fall to pieces
* there are at least 5 or 6 major characters who's stories don't appear in the film and numerous interconnecting sub-plots about life in "modern" Britain.
* The leader is a misguided tragic figure who thinks he is doing the right thing not a scene chewing nutter.
That's just off the top of my head without reference to my books.