Saturday, April 2, 2016

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Director: Stephen Norrington

Writers: Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill, James Robinson

Composer: Trevor Jones

Starring: Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, Richard Roxburgh, Max Ryan, Tom Goodman-Hill, David Hemmings, Terry O'Neill, Rudolf Pellar, Robert Willox

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Prepare for the Extraordinary

Plot: In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

I saw this in the theater and again recently.  Both times I liked it OK.  I don't have any major issue with the picture and I had a reasonably good time with the fun cast and their characters.  The story is alright.  It's not a great picture but I certainly don't see why it's so reviled and why Norrington gave up directing and Connery acting because of it.  I never read the graphic novel this was based on but it's the kind of thing that's right up my alley.  I'd probably really dig it. 

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