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
All of the characters, except the Invisible Man, have fallen into the public domain, which means that anybody can write about them. Apart from the 19th century characters used in the film, this goes for some Golden Age comic book characters. See more »
When the League first sees Nemo's transportation, no one knows what to call it until Nemo tells them that it's an "automobile." Later, when the League is racing through Venice, Quatermain tells Sawyer to take the "car." If they had never seen or heard of an automobile, how would he know to call it a car?
Actually, in British dialect "car" is used to mean any wheeled vehicle, and the word's usage pre-dates the invention of the automobile by centuries: c.1350 Middle English carra, from Anglo-French carre, from Latin carrum, orig. "two-wheeled Celtic war chariot," from Gaul. So it really is not surprising that Quatermain would refer to the vehicle as a car. See more »
I found this movie wonderfully predictable. To most people that may not make sense, but I have read most of the books that these characters were taken from. While there were major differences between the characters and the books they were taken from, for the most part it was like seeing old friends, i knew what the various characters would do becuase they kept the proper personalities. I even figured out who the villian was because I noticed one of the major works of victorian literature that was missing from the movie. And you do not need to have read all of these books to understand the movie, but there is a bit of a lack of character developement that you may find, but my friends who hadn't done the reading also enjoyed the movie.
It has great visual effects, some really good action sequences, and a really nice looking car.
Oh if you know anything about these characters and other victorian books, see if you can catch the little references they toss. I recomend this movie for someone who wants a good adventure movie.
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