This was a great movie. I didn't draw any paralels with the Society because to me they were pretty clearly aligned with the gov't issues of the day. Gov'ts control their people using methods of fear (yes just like the Society) It was the govt saying that V was a terrorist - not the people. This was to instill fear of terror in the people. It was govt controlling the media - telling the media to make people remember they needed their government and they did this how? By instilling fear of the avian flu in the masses. By showing clips of viruses killing people outside their zones. Instilling fear in the masses by allusion of some harm that will come to them if they don't comply with their government. The corruption in the govt by the rich and powerful corporations sounds familiar. The elimination of all things different like religion and homosexuality. The removal of historical information ( 9,500 pieces removed from one library already because they are now deemed security risks) leads to ignorance of a past that may have a bearing on the future. Knowledge is power.
All in all it was a pretty clear message. The government is the people and ithe people will have their voice. The beauty of movies is that they let us all see what we will and come out with our own conclusions. sammieswife.