League of Extraordinary Gentlemen [Import]
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 (Sean Connery) commands a legion of superheroes, the likes of which mankind has never seen.
Now, despite fighting their own personal demons - and each other - they mush join forces to save the world. Sean Connery leads a stellar cast in this breathtaking, "thrill-a-minute" (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV) extravaganza loaded with "eye-popping effects and amazing action!" (Bill Bregoli, Westwood One)
The heroes of 1899 are brought to life with the help of some expensive special effects in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. From the pages of Victorian literature come Captain Nemo, Dr. Jekyll (and his alter ego Mr. Hyde), Dorian Gray, Tom Sawyer, an Invisible Man, Mina Harker (from Dracula), and the hunter Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery), all brought together to combat an evil megalomaniac out to conquer the world. Hardly an original plot, but perhaps that's fitting for a movie sewn together like Frankenstein's monster. The movie rushes from one frenetic battle to another, replacing sense with spectacle--Nemo's submarine rising from the water, a warehouse full of zeppelins bursting into flame, Venice collapsing into its own canals; flashy, dumb, and completely incoherent. Fans of the original comic book will be disappointed. Also featuring Peta Wilson, Shane West, Stuart Townsend, Richard Roxburgh, and Jason Flemyng. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
explanatory.basically,adventure Allan Quatermain(Sean Connery)recruits
a group of heroes with various abilities,to take on a villain named the
Fantom,and prevent him from starting a World War.the movie takes place
in an alternate Victorian era.the movie is directed by Stephen
Norrington(Blade).I enjoyed this film much more than i expected.i really
had low expectations,but one day,i saw it cheap and thought what the
heck.this one has a lot going for it.lots of action,good special
effects,a bit of intrigue and even some humour.i liked the premise and
i thought they did a good job with it.i think the movie had the
potential to be much worse,but it all worked well.i give this movie a
The plot finds us in 1899 just before the turn of the century.The world has an arch villain in the form of"The Phantom",who is seemingly trying to start a World War with technology that is quite far in advance of that period of time.A rep from Her Majesty's government goes to Kenya to enlist the help of Allan Quartermain(Connery).He is at first reluctant but when assassins come to his lodge and try to kill him,it proves to be the deciding factor to join the fight.A man known as "M"(a throw back hint to the James Bond movies)is the one in charge of recruiting many well known "celebrities" such as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,Capt.Nemo,Tom Sawyer,The Invisible Man,Dorian Gray and an old assistant to Van Helsing who is now a vampiress.They have a brief run in with the Phantom and they follow his trail to Venice,where he is going to blow up the entire city.They have four days in which to travel and Nemo's infamous Nautilus sub will get them there with time to spare.They arrive just as street celebrations are underway.The Phantom starts blowing the city up,but a well placed missile stops the calamity from spreading.Soon after,while heading east on the Phantom's trail,they find bombs have been planted aboard the sub and Gray has been working with M,who have been in cahoots with the Phantom.Read more ›
A lot of the weapons they use are way beyond what they would have used in that era, and they aren't what they were. The body armor is heavy metal plates designed to stop bullets, the guns are heavy brass weapons, the power suits and clunky and slow moving. But from 20-50 years ahead of their time.
The characters they use are for the most part well depicted from their source material. Alan Quartermain is a bitter sexist old man who is regretful of his past and the British Empire. Mina Harker is distant and fighting with her supernatural nature. Dr Jekyl is repressed and tired of fighting with Mr Hyde. Mr Hyde is brutal and thuggish, but brillant. Captain Nemo is still searching for meaning having abandoned both India and Britain. Dorian Grey is decadent and bored, nothing can cause him worry, he's effectively immortal. The only character that doesn't seem to fit is Tom Sawyer, who was added to give the group an American pull, but fits as a surrogate son for Quartermain. As well as the "invisible man", who they had to change. Due to some legal conflicts they couldn't use the name Hawley Griffinm, so created a believable character, a thief who'd stolen the formula.
All in all this is a good movie with a few flaws.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Le film ¨the league extraordinary gentlemen¨ est arrivé en bon état conforme à l’annonce faite par le vendeur. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2013 by Daniel Mérineau
This movie is one of the best movies of all times. I would purchase it again in a single moment.Published on Aug. 6 2013 by Trevor Hawley
bon mélange d'imagination des différents personnages d'époque différente et comme a son habitude Sean Connery,fidéle a lui-même rempli... Read morePublished on April 28 2013 by rickduff
I see nothing wrong with this movie people who expect more than what they can't see can't seem to get more than what they know so please enjoy it for what it is. Read morePublished on July 20 2012 by Trek Fan.....
I always liked the look of this movie, and now I love it, thanks to the clarity of blu-ray quality. The cool production design, great looking cinematography and special effects... Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2009 by Cheryl
The year 1899, the world under threat of war. World war. England calls to her hero Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery). Will he head the call? Read morePublished on March 5 2008 by Bernie
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