The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2003

Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi

135
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 17% · 184 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 44% · 250K ratings
IMDb Rating 5.8/10 10 183806 183.8K

Top cast

Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain
Shane West as Tom Sawyer
Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray
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650.84 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 50 min
Seeds 25
1.77 GB
1920*816
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 50 min
Seeds 92

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Terryfan 8 / 10

Better then one is lead to believe

I know I said it before but there are movies that should be look past the junk and see the treasure. I remember watching this movie on HBO if I recall correctly one day mostly out of being curious.

From what I saw it got my attention so I thought I would actually watch the movie is it a perfect movie? No Is it a masterpiece? No, Is it worthy of rewards? No but it is enjoyable and actually more fun then many give it credit for. Because The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is not that bad of a movie at all it is pretty interesting, fun, clever entertainment. Isn't that a movie is suppose to do? I mean come on let's give this movie more credit.

I really enjoy the plot of the film as it centers around a mystery man who calls himself M (Richard Roxburgh) as he hires Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) to lead a team against a ruthless madman. This team League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), Rodney Skinner (Tony Curran), Mina Harker (Peta Wilson), Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend), Tom Sawyer (Shane West), and Dr.Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde (Jason Flemyng).

What I like most about this movie is that the action scenes are really top notch, each fight scene is worth watching, they really take it up a notch and they all did a great job, it really gives that rush of action you want in a movie like this so they are enough to watch this movie.

Also the movie features a good percent of plot twist that you won't see coming. The Writers did pretty well with playing the viewers they did a smart job with the plot twists that you have to watch to get otherwise it's no fun also the music in the film really matches the story and there is some good characters in this film along with a humor or two in the film

It's not often we see characters from different series of books join forces so it made the movie interesting enough to me to watch it and I actually like it no it's not best movie in the world but it is not as bad as many say, once you just give it a chance you might be surprise that you did give it the chance because it is actuality an entertainment full, fun action and clever film it just needs a little appreciation

I give The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen an 8 out of 10

Reviewed by MartinHafer 3 / 10

Great if you want a film that is all action and very little else.

"The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" is a notorious film. Critics hated it, audiences avoided it and Sean Connery credits it for his retirement from movies. Is it really that bad? Well, yes....and no. How bad the film is and how difficult it is to watch really depends on you. If you want an action picture that is all action and the plot and dialog are really not that important, you'll enjoy the film. If you want a film with a decent plot and characters who talk like people, then you better just find another movie. In this sense, it really is dopey.

So what do you want in a film? Do you want lots of action and amazing CGI for its time or do you want a film about people and with a decent plot and dialog? Much of the film ignores the actual story arcs for the characters. Few of the legendary characters in the movie act or seem like their fictional versions from literature and previous movies...more like cartoon versions of them. As for me, I found it incredibly boring as opposed to being bad...boring because the characters just seemed like caricatures.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

A mish-mash of tired action and cheap effects

It took me a while to get around to watching this movie purely because of all the negative press surrounding it. In the end, I saw it was on TV and I decided to finally give it a go; I'm glad now that I never spent money to watch it. For all the lack of credibility, the silliness and the poor plotting, the thing that really sinks this film is the CGI work. There are tons of effects shots and what not and none of them are very credible, whether it be the image of Venice sinking or Captain Nemo's massive submarine rising from the ocean depths. All of these bits look just like what they are: cartoon creations, two dimensional and void.

Still, I ended up enjoying the film on a minor level, mainly thanks to the impressive acting of Sean Connery. The ex-Bond, who publicly quit acting after his troubles during making this film (a whole other story) puts in a strong, steel-willed turn as Allan Quartermain, H. Rider Haggard's literary hero. He's tough, believable and, most importantly, charismatic. He runs rings around the other characters in the movie, although to be fare none of them are fleshed out as much as he is. Shah is a one dimensional Captain Nemo, an Indian martial arts master with no unique features; Peta Wilson is Mina Harker from Dracula, yet she's in no way convincing as a vampire – far too cold and unlovely. Shane West is the imported American actor, a grab for US audiences, but he seems out of his 'league', while the worst actor by far is Stuart Townsend. I just felt this guy was vain and unlikable, and I'm not sure how much of that was acting. Jason Flemyng is always good value but he has little to do here as Dr Jekyll, while Richard Roxburgh plays a one-dimensional character as best he can.

This is a film that works best in the dialogue scenes – unusually. That's because the action scenes are a poorly-edited mess, using that annoying tactic of repeatedly cutting from one battle to another and back again. It's all fancy manoeuvres and footwork, restrained by a kid-friendly rating, and it's the same tired stuff that Hollywood's been serving up for years. Out of all the effects in the film, the only one I liked was Mr Hyde, coming across as a Victorian version of The Incredible Hulk. There are a handful of moments I enjoyed – Dorian Gray's demise being one of them – but they're definitely outweighed by all the flaws elsewhere. Not a film worth spending money to see.

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