The Guy Fawkes film is too fantastic, look alike Guy Fawkes people taking over the government by cheer presence would not have a chance given the current security forces in place and so it seems like a man who would impersonate the traitor would have little to gain. But the movie informs as well as entertains us about the prospect of such a person who would appear invincible and have his way destroying the building that represents the seat of power.
Today it is customary that the cellars of Westminster go examined each opening of Parliament, something the film did no get into. Instead the hero was given a comic book-like aspect of being a lone superman until his bullet proof vest could block no more bullets shot from government hit men. Apparently Guy in the film was trying to influence some of the leader’s men to get over to his side but that attempt was foiled. A wounded Guy fell into the arms of the girl he loved.
Was there a real romance between Guy and this young lady?She was seen at an earlier demonstration and was thought o be an inconvenient radical to be eliminated with him. At first she wanted to leave his grasp but there were moments when she felt more in common with his representation of quick reform. And Guy was able something immortal in her as she was able to survive a prison ordeal and return to him.
In the end a group of London witness fireworks just as they do on that infamous day at the time of James I when tolerance of being Catholic was minimum in the country and at the same time the old abbey blows up; all the music of the 1812 Overture which was banned by the fictituous head of state in the movie. It allows us to reflect on whether this is to celebrate the end of treason or celebrate the fact that governement can be brought to be held accountable for their deeds.