The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen the Movie

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There's little left of the "League" featured in the 1999 comic book by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. Instead, there's overblown action and a lack of heart. Aging adventurer Allan Quartermain (Connery) is but one of the literary characters called to defeat a madman bent on starting a world war for profit in 1899. He's somewhat reluctantly teamed with Captain Nemo (Shah) and his Nautilus submarine, vampiric scientist Mina Harker (Wilson), the ageless Dorian Gray (Townsend), the invisible man Rodney Skinner (Curran), Dr. Jekyll and his hulkish alter ego Mr. Hyde (Flemyng), and Tom Sawyer (West), who's grown up to be a member of the American secret service. Clumsily telegraphs many plot twists, but the well-read should get a kick out of the many literary references.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adapted from Comics, Period Piece: 19th Century, Super Heroes, London, Vampire Babes, Secret Service, Venice, Submarines, Betrayal, Invisibility, Africa, Torn in Two (or More)
Screenplay
James Robinson
Cast
Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson, Shane West, Tony Curran, Richard Roxburgh, Jason Flemyng, Naseeruddin Shah, David Hemmings, Terry O'Neill, Max Ryan, Tom Goodman-Hill
Cinematography
Dan Laustsen
Director
Stephen Norrington
Music
Trevor Jones
Other
Mark Holding, Paul Rubell, James McAteer, James F. Truesdale, Elinor Rose Galbraith, Jindrich Koci, Jacqueline West, Carol Spier
Producer
Don Murphy, Trevor Albert, Mediastream Film, 20th Century-Fox

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