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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  11 July 2003 (USA)
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In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

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Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Written by Anonymous

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The power of seven become a league of one See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence, language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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11 July 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,075,892 (USA) (11 July 2003)

Gross:

£7,319,844 (UK) (28 November 2003)
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Trivia

A portrait seen in the background of one shot appears to be of a previous League, and corresponds to a similar portrait seen in the comic. This previous (1780s?) League consists, then, of: The Reverend Dr. Syn (created by Russell Thorndike), pirate and highwayman; Sir Percy Blakeney, the Scarlet Pimpernel (created by Baroness Orczy); Natty Bumppo/Hawkeye/Deerslayer/Leatherstocking, hero of "Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper); and Lemuel Gulliver, of "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift). Two female members appearing in the comic portrait - Lady Blakeney (from the Scarlet Pimpernel) and Fanny Hill (created by John Cleland) - are absent. See more »

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When the three remaining assassins dodge Quatermain's bullets in the Kenyan club, several cables can be seen hanging from their long coats all around them on the floor. These cables set off the pyrotechnics used to simulate bullets sparking off their metal vests. See more »

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Crazy Credits

In the original theatrical release, during the opening credits when Alan Moore's credit first begins to appear on screen, it reads "Based on the COMIC BOOK by Alan Moore" but suddenly changes to "Based on the GRAPHIC NOVEL by Alan Moore". See more »

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References The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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Promenade by the Sea
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Heavens, it wasn't THAT bad!
17 May 2004 | by (Burlington, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I've been reading the comments page in a somewhat bemused fashion. It seems to be divided between people who don't like the movie because it's not enough like the original graphic novel and people who don't like it because they've never heard of half of the characters that are members of the League. The latter seems to me to be an unutterably silly reason for disliking a film. Does nobody read the classics anymore? Nobody reads Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? I find that difficult to believe. As to the former--not enough like the graphic novel, in other words--just how in the heck can a screenwriter accommodate the dark and twisted visions of Alan Moore in a two-hour Hollywood movie, anyway?

I don't believe that one can compare anything written by Alan Moore to what ends up on the screen being ostensibly "based on the graphic novel". (The same applies to FROM HELL, which is another one most people pan, and one which I think is under-appreciated even though the style is breathtaking. I don't even want to think about the reaction that will ensue once THE WATCHMEN comes out!)

What seems to have been missed by most people is that this movie is about style as opposed to substance. It's based on a graphic novel. That's a fancy way of saying it's based on a comic book. On that level, the film succeeds admirably. The characters are archetypes of their literary forbears. They aren't supposed to be, strictly speaking, human. Of course the plot is grandiose, impractical, and over-the-top. Hello? Aren't most comic books like that? Good heavens, isn't most of STAR WARS?

I don't claim that this is a masterpiece. I do claim that's it's fun to watch if one approaches it with a willing suspension of disbelief. For a couple of bucks shelled out at the DVD rental shop, it takes one to a different world for close to two hours. On that level, it's worth a rental. It's also worth a rental, once one watches the movie, to listen to the commentary from various actors and to realize just how well these so-called "unknowns" do assorted accents that aren't even close to their own. Plus the golfing anecdotes are amusing. (And I don't even like golfing.)

This ain't CASABLANCA. Nor is it TITANIC, for which I eternally thank the gods. (Now, THERE was an overhyped piece of inaccurate trash that pretended to be history, but I digress.) But it's kind of fun, anyway, as long as one doesn't take it too seriously.


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