I personally haven't seen V For Vendetta so can't comment.But if you really look at Batman's character in general then he isn't really a superhero.He is human just like us, yet very extraordinary due to his way in fighting crime against evil.He is a man who has conquered his fear & used to it defend Gotham City.If you haven't seen the older generation Batman Franchise then you won't realise how pathetic they were in contrast to Nolan's Batman movies.Nolan had actually gone to the depths to explore his(Batman's) character, his origins, his confrontation with his fears, death of his parents, his relation with Alfred & his girlfriend Rachel & stuff like that.I liked Dark Knight not to that extent though that I will give anything abouve 7.5. Any movie specially super heros which emphasise greatly on characterisation is really loved by hollywood. That makes the experience more believable. I dont know why this movie reminded me of v for vendetta. Both had the same feel....for me atleast. I liked v for vendetta bit more than the dark knight.
What sets this movie apart from the earlier Batman movies is it's character portrayal which was done in a splendid way.Batman Begins had brought out the true batman side.The Dark Knight just fused the more darker & gruesome edge which was required via Joker's role.All of the character's had their own story to tell.The focus being more on Ledger's character as Joker was truly magnificent.No one can deny that.His facial expressions & his creepy maniac style was unbelievable.I was a bit disappointed with Bale's voice as Batman this time round.It seemed to heavy & forced upon.The rest of the crew had their own share.With Caine being splendid as Alfred & Freeman the ever so supportive tech person for Bruce.Another highlight must be Aaron Eckhart's role as Harvery Dent/Two Face.I never saw it coming & was pleasantly surprised with his role as Two Face.
I rated it an honest 10/10 as I am not a Batman fanboy per se but this movie was that darn good.I wouldn't say it's anywhere near to the cinematic marvel of T2, Gladiator, American History X, Shawshank Redemption & the likes but yes it has definitely made it's mark.