Perhaps my biggest complaint about the Wachowski brothers-scripted “V for Vendetta” is that it reduces the ideas of rebellion and terrorism to prosaic speeches, delivered just before punching the detonator; passionate concepts about change are espoused but they’re empty theatrics “ you’re not incited to do much beyond crunch some more popcorn. It’s revolution via osmosis. So it goes with “V for Vendetta” “ there’s much to admire, but little to sink your teeth into.
Revisiting the film on DVD doesn’t inspire a heretofore unfelt appreciation, but rather allows the seams to show themselves more fully; the action still thrills and the speeches still bore, but it makes a nice flick to throw on and show off the home theater. A handful of interesting featurettes round out the second disc and somewhere down the road, there’s bound to be the inevitable double dip. For now, a rental should satisfy the curious.