This is a faithful, not to mention timely, adaptation of the DC comic. In the not-too-distant future, England is ruled by Chancellor Adam Sutler (John Hurt), who, in pursuit of power, has taken a lot of rights away from his citizens. V (Hugo Weaving of THE MATRIX movies) is a mysterious masked crusader, who wants to restore the government/power to the people and end Sutler's regime. He befriends Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), who may be able to help him reach his goal. There's also Inspector Eric Finch (Stephen Rhea), who eventually realizes he's working for the wrong side. There are plenty of twists and turns, particularly in regard to Hammond's imprisonment, and V remains a mysterious, fascinating character. This is one of the best movies of 2006.