V for Vendetta knew our future would be a bleak one
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The Verge is a place where you can consider the future. So are movies. In Yesterdays Future, we revisit a movie about the future and consider the things it tells us about today, tomorrow, and yesterday.
The movie: V for Vendetta (2006) directed by James McTeigue
The future: In V for Vendetta, a lot has gone wrong very quickly, and it doesnt seem like theres much to be done about it. The film is set in 2020, and London is now under the authoritarian rule of the fascist High Chancellor Sutler (John Hurt), the leader of the extremely Nazi-looking Norsefire party.
The parallels to real-world 2020 are alarming: the St. Marys virus has unleashed a pandemic on the world, crippling the United States (which doesnt really factor into the…