League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Sean Connery leads up the next-in-line comic-to-movie. This one is based on Alan Moore’s comic. It takes place in Victorian-era England with Allan Quartermain, Dr. Jekyll, Captain Nemo, Tom Sawyer, the Invisible Man, Mina Harker and Dorian Gray.

This movie received horrible reviews and I was expecting a mess. I actually found it to be a lot of fun. There wasn’t as much action as other superhero/comic movies lately but I think that’s why I liked it.

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I think what they did with Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde is what they should have done with The Hulk. Instead of making him completely animated, only parts of him were so the graphics were great. I hardly believed Sean Connery could do any of the jumping around, running, and shooting that he was doing but it was all quite silly anyway.

I did enjoy the literary characters all thrown together into one movie. I thought that was a cool concept, but wasn’t sure how it would be pulled off. I thought it was pretty well done.

I’m not sure if I would ever want to watch the movie over and over again, but while I was watching it, I enjoyed it.

Rating: B-

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3 thoughts on “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

  • January 18, 2004 at 5:23 pm
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    Wow another one that I saw forever ago and didn’t post. Shame on me.

    Kat, our friend Meredith and I went to see this in the Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I LOVED it. I thought it was great how they brought all those characters together. I left the theatre thinking I need to look up Dorian Grey and whatshername Harker so that I could read about them too.

    The thing I always tell about this movie, which made me laugh and will probably piss Kat off that I am repeating it is: when the kid comes in and says “I am Special Agent Sawyer,” I say “That is SO cool.” Kat says, “Who is that?” I say, “TOM Sawyer” and I get a blank look. Ok so maybe I am mean, I can’t help it.

  • January 18, 2004 at 5:24 pm
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    Did Kat never have to read Huckleberry Finn in school? Everyone must know who Tom Sawyer is.

  • January 18, 2004 at 5:25 pm
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    I have to watch this again because I fell asleep when I was trying to watch it at a friend’s house. It was the same night Jer fell asleep watching it too so I don’t feel too bad. From what I saw, I enjoyed the first 20 or so minutes.

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