League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003

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A hunter, a scientist, a vampire, an invisible man, an immortal, a spy, a beast... when a masked madman known as "The Fantom" threatens to launch global Armageddon, legendary adventurer Allan Quatermain commands a legion of superheroes, the likes of which mankind has never seen.

Starring:
Sean Connery, Peta Wilson
Runtime:
1 hour 50 minutes

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League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Stephen Norrington
Starring Sean Connery, Peta Wilson
Supporting actors Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, Richard Roxburgh, Tony Curran
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Anthony C. Lebaigue on 17 July 2004
Format: DVD
Ok, ok the story is far fetched, the script is somewhat wobbly and this film will not tax your brain but if you just want to sit and veg and have two hours of roller coaster fun then it's pretty damn good!! - Sean Connery is not bad in this at all and the special effects are excellent. How they managed to shoe horn an American into the team is somewhat strange and the invisible man did not get a lot of screen time. But Dorean Grey was convinsingly waspish and I for one was glad to see him get his comeupance and overall I found this a good 'boys own' adventure. For those of you who did not like this movie I suggest you go and watch Artificial Intelligence or starship troopers 2 and then maybe you will appreciate the fact that this film is pretty damn good after all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 Jun 2004
Format: DVD
When reviewing a film based on an intelligent and critically lauded graphic novel by Alan Moore and the mad genius of Kevin O'Neill its not surprising that the critics found this film both disappointing and confusing.
In fact to say it is based on the graphic novels is a bit of a stretch as the plot is in reality an original screenplay based only on the premise of the GNs.
That premise being the creation of a 19th Century 'superhero' team made up of popular fictional characters.
In the original work the team consisted of The Invisible Man, Allan Quatermain, Jeykll & Hyde, Capt Nemo and Mina Harker.
The movie adds Dorian Grey and Tom Sawyer and mutates Mina Harker from the brains of the outfit into a sultry vampire.
None of these changes really detract from the fun though and are in keeping with the normal rules of book to movie conversion.
The plot however is another matter, James Robinson (who wrote the screenplay) is a talented comic writer himself and I really expected better than a 2nd rate James Bond style story.
There are moments of wit and some nice in-jokes (the posters on the walls in one scene hint at a possible sequel and name-check Moore and O'Neill).
The acting and special effects are good enough for the most part but still patchy.
Good performances are turned in by Sean Connery in fine heroic form as the aging Quatermain, Stuart Townsend is haughty and mysterious as Dorian Grey and Jason Flemyng is a convincingly tortured Jekll & Hyde, Shane West also puts in a convincing performance as the young buck Tom Sawyer.
As for the others, Peta Wilson (Mina Karker) and Tony Curran (The Invisible Man) are ok, but Naseeruddin Shah is dreadful as Nemo and Richard Roxburgh is almost embarassingly bad as M.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Darren Harrison VINE VOICE on 21 Nov 2004
Format: DVD
Quite unfairly drubbed by the critics upon its release and ignored by film audiences for the likes of X2. Matrix 2 and HULK was this entertaining action movie that slipped in and out of theaters almost unnoticed in the summer of 2003.
Taking its basis from the well known graphic novel of the same name this movie has a fascinating premise. What if the characters of Victorian literature were actually real people? What if technology that we take for granted now was suddenly thrust upon a world before their time. Thus, we have a bank robbery at the turn of the 20th century involving a tank. Machine gun toting villains tearing up an African country club. An automobile chasing through the streets of Europe and Jules Verne's Capt. Nemo (this time portrayed correctly as an Indian prince as he was in the novel) transporting our team of heroes in the submarine Nautilus.
Leading the group though is H. Rider Haggard's adventurer Allan Quatermain (played with spirit and gusto by Sean Connery). Also included among the ragtag group are the likes of the Invisible Man, Tom Sawyer (an addition to the cast of characters no doubt in an effort to help the movie sell to an American audience) and Dorian Gray.
The team must race across the continent of Europe in an effort to defuse what is fast turning into a growing conflict between the Great Powers. The villain (the Fantom) has designs on making a boatload of money selling high-tech weapons (by 19th century standards) to the competing nations - or is he...there is a surprising twist to the story that eluded me until I checked out the special features.
The narrative to this movie does seem a little muddled and at times it all appears a little too top-heavy with heroes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Su TOP 50 REVIEWER on 8 Oct 2009
Format: DVD
NOTE: There is no difference between the special edition and the definitive edition - all the extras are exactly the same.

I had never read the "comic" books that the film is based on, so I came to the film with no preconceptions, and I enjoyed it for what it is - a family orientated adventure film.

We open with the dark cobbled streets of London in 1899 and a strange, never seen before, metal vehicle (we know to be a tank) is rolling through the streets and heading straight into the Bank of England, where a German scientist is kidnapped.

We move to Kenya, June 1899, where a man comes in search of the legendary hero Allan Quatermain. Except Quatermain (Sean Connery) is now jaded by his experiences and until attacked he wants nothing to do with the problems of the empire - only then does he agree to return once more to save the world.

July 1899 Quatermain arrives in London and is introduced to "M" (Richard Roxburgh - Van Helsing)) who explains that the villain of the peace is a man known as the "Fantom", and that over the centuries there have been groups of chosen men with special attributes who were known as "The League of Extra Ordinary Gentlemen" or "The League".

This League will be Quatermain, Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), Rodney Skinner aka the Invisible Man (Tony Curran - Underworld - Evolution), Mina Harker (Peta Wilson -
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