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.
When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.
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
If one listens quite closely, the Fantom/M/James Moriarty's accent changes frequently. The Fantom is at first Germanic in his accent, but then takes on a Russian accent when confronting the League at the shoot-out at Gray's Home. As M, Moriarty/The Fantom uses a upper-class British accent, but in his fortress vast, Moriarty's accent is a rougher, almost Cockney-style accent. 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 »
For those of you who agree with me in that your main stream critics are basically worthless, a person with a thing called "imagination" is required.
I had my reservations about this film from the beginning. Was this going to be another Highland part III?
But to my astonishment this movie turned about to be great. Here are a group of characters who you would never see together. These characters have a well defined existence in the root of many of our classic novels and such.
Each of them at-odds with own demons, yet working together for a common good.
I recommend this to any body who has imagination and who doesn't "literally" take a movies premise word for word from its original reference.
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