The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Synopsis: 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. Now, despite fighting their own personal demons - and each other - they must join forces to save the world.
Run Time: 110 Minutes
Director: Stephen Norrington
DVD Extras: Audio Commentary
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: As was the case with From Hell (2001), another movie based on a comic by Alan Moore, the scenes set in London were filmed in Prague.
Recommendations: Batman Begins
First off I have to say that I love the idea of taking classic literatures most fabled characters and making a story with them in it.
Now I know this movie has gotten beat up by many critics. Sure there are a lot of plot holes, cheesy scenes, and even some port acting. The blending of CGI and real life is not always smooth but for the most part it works for this film. It has a classic sci-fi film feel that I kind of liked. Sure some of the things were bigger than life and really not possible. Sure they are firing 1,000 of rounds of ammo at the characters and not hitting anything. Even with that I still really enjoyed the combination of classic characters. You get a vampire, invissible man, a monster, a pirate, and Quartermain. It was very excited to see such classic characters come to life on the screen. With that I am overlooking the problems I have with the story. I think a lot of people went into this expecting something different or maybe more than what the movie was. Especially with it based on a graphic novel, you always have a hard time bringing to life and living up to the expectations of the fans. I do have to say that this did not live up to what was pulled off in V for Vendetta but non the less was still a decent film. Not something everyone is going to enjoy but something I did, even if it was because classic literature characters were used.