Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.
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
A scene was cut from the film where Tom Sawyer explains that he and his friend, Agent Huck Finn, were tracking down the Fantom, and that the Fantom killed Huck. This is the reason why Sawyer is so intent on getting the Fantom. See more »
When Quatermain and Sawyer are practice shooting off the deck of the ship, the lack of wind or relative movement of surroundings implies the ship is motionless as they do so. However, when the camera cuts to one of the targets as it lands in the water, the ship is shown to be moving quickly. See more »
I'm new to Alan Moore and I am thoroughly impressed. I just returned from the film and heard about a number of bad reviews. The bad reviews are understandable, but keep in mind that it's coming from people who don't enjoy really good stories (OH they'll insist to the death that they do). I've even seen a split amongst the community of el geekos, but I find it seems to be an even split between the rationals and idealists (the idealists being the LXG/Alan Moore appreciators).
Although this film has all of the typical hollywood blockbuster trimmings, it is a diamond in the rough. Here's the ticket:
1. Read the reviews and have pity on their authors 2. Go to the movie with someone you like 3. Sit back and enjoy a supremely crafted story that could only be imagined by a great literary mind. 4. Don't get all tight about plausibility...
This is definitely going to be a classic. "Leagues" better than X-Men, but X-Men was made more for the candy eaters.. LXG OTOH is some good meat...
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