I’m really glad that Jeremy enjoyed V for Vendetta. Like him, I went in to see it fully expecting to see a much loved comic book butchered into something unrecognizeable. It wasn’t. It was changed, but for reasons that worked better in the medium of film (mostly).
It did amuse me greatly to see John Hurt in the role of Chancellor Sutler, almost exactly the opposite role to that he played in 1984—Winston.
I completely understand why Alan Moore wanted to be disassociated with the film. After all, he’s been burned badly before. He now takes an absolutist, no-compromises view. But you can’t just take something from graphic novel to screen without changes. However, this doesn’t prevent me from thoroughly enjoying his works. 🙂