THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (Theatrical Release USA 2003)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, unfortunately, sports less than spectacular special effects and binds itself with superficial acting despite excellent casting choices. An exception to the poor special effects is the scene where Tom Sawyer runs a car into a mansion and Captain Nemo’s ship. The combination of a variety of well-known book characters into a league is fresh, original…but it needs to be supported with excellent special effects as well as a cast that is intensely invested in the story.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


Storyline

A group of famous characters drawn from novels form to accomplish a job.


Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stephen Norrington for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Trevor Albert, Sean Connery, and Mark Gordon for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery), Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), Mina Harker (Peta Wilson), Rodney Skinner (Tony Curran), Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend), Tom Sawyer (Shane West), Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde (Jason Flemyng), M (Richard Roxburgh), Dante (Max Ryan), Sanderson Reed (Tom Goodman Hill), Nigel (David Hemmings), Ishmael (Terry O’Neill), Draper (Rudolf Pellar), Constable Dunning (Robert Willox), and Running Officer (Robert Orr).


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The concept needs to be reworked into another movie to correct the flaws in this film. One challenge that exists with the concept is that many of the characters are drawn from the Victorian age. Book enthusiasts will be familiar with these characters and be able to relate. But, the current generation invests more attention to media characters and may have difficulty relating to the multitudinous characters presented in this film. 

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