League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The

Starring: Sean Connery, Shane West, Stuart Townsend

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Produced by: 20th Century Fox

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Genre: action/adventure

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Review by Xibo Date seen: July 30, 2003
Viewing Location: 42nd St. AMC Empire 25, NYC Grade: A-
Summary: Great movie! Maybe a bit too many strong characters.
It's hard to do a movie with ensemble cast of powerful characters, because each one needs screen time, and each has their own stories to tell, and that's the one weakness here, because there's only so much movie. Still, I really liked the movie. The set design was fabulous, almost steampunk in nature, especially Captain Nemo's Nautilus, the automobile, Venice, and the fort at the end...

For those of you who are fans of fantasy, I highly recommend this movie as a must-see. 

Review by dragonprincess Date seen: January 9, 2004
Viewing Location: Living Room Grade: A
Summary: Great Movie
The best movie I have seen in a long time. All the right heros put together, and all the actors work wonderfully together. I think it could have had a better story plot, but other than that i thought it was wonderful. I recommend this movie to anybody that likes sean connery, and anybody that likes suspense!! 

Review by Finrod Date seen: January 10, 2004
Viewing Location: dvd Grade: B
Summary: Stretches realism to its breaking point (perhaps past), but still entertaining
The turn-of-the-century motif has undoubtedly been overdone, both for the end of the 20th and the end of the 19th (as is in this one), but this movie still does a decent job of it. Some will find this movie wildly unrealistic, but part of it can make sense if you're willing to stretch reason somewhat (for example, the notion that an experienced swordsman can polish off a roomful of soldiers holding automatic weapons isn't so outrageous when you remember that said automatic weapons had just been invented, so they're not going to be able to be aimed for shit). If you're willing to give the movie a pass for the rest of it, then just sit back and enjoy the ride. Unfortunately it stretched things a bit too much for me to give it a top grade, but it was still enjoyable.  

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