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obi
07-11-2003, 01:30 PM
Is It True? (http://movies.go.com/movies/L/leagueofextraordinarygentlemen_2003/).

Read the reviews. According to mass people, this movie is a stinker. Now, I have been looking forward to seeing this for a long time, and Ebert gives it 1 star? Crikey!

To anyone who has seen it, please tell me how it is. If it is crap, Then mad I will be.

STTCT
07-11-2003, 01:45 PM
I think that the only thing that has made this movie as popular as it has been and is the fact that Sean Connery is in it. If it had a no--name in it - we would have thought it to be crap a long time ago.

Lightsaberboy
07-11-2003, 01:48 PM
it's another comic book to movie adaptation that doesnt go really well from what i hear. just by reading the info on teh characters and plot, it seems that they changed a lot of things from the comics. first, they changed the leader from mina to allan quartermaine, and gave mina vampiric powers even though she didnt have them before. and why they put tom sawyer...i have no idea. he's not even in the comics, so they probably did it just for the american audience.

Darth Groovy
07-11-2003, 02:06 PM
I'll go see POTC instead. Rhett gave it thumbs up, so that is good enough for me.

Sam Fisher
07-11-2003, 02:14 PM
Damnit, that's annoying. I'll still go see it though.

toms
07-11-2003, 03:16 PM
it won't be out over here for months of course, but the reviews i have seen compared it to The Avengers and Wild Wild West. :(

Sounds like another hollywood blockbuster that has been ruined by OTT CGI and explosions... plot holes galore... aimed at the Teenage Male American Matrix-is-best-movie-ever market. sigh.

Ironic really, i thought they should have kept norrington for blade 2, as it had far more plot holes and terrible CGI than blade 1... then he goes and makes this... :rolleyes:

Don't go and watch it anyway! RESIST! if people go and watch these things anyway it just encourages them to make more of them...

However, it has made me want to find the original novels...

Nice idea... needed tim burton.

:D

Chewbacco
07-11-2003, 03:25 PM
The League does look pretty cool, but who knows. The critics gave the Matix Reloaded bad reveiws and people said it was good or great. But I am more looking for POTC.:)

ET Warrior
07-11-2003, 03:42 PM
I am going to see BOTH LGX and POTC tonight, so tomorrow morning I will be able to give you my report on it. I think it'd look cool even without Sean Connery personally, but that's me. Adding Sean Connery makes it 10 times more cool looking though, that's for sure.

ZBomber
07-11-2003, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
I'll go see POTC instead. Rhett gave it thumbs up, so that is good enough for me.

That movies already out? Gentlamn-blah-bobber is already out? I gotta get out from under my rock.... :disaprove

Anyways, I'm probably gonna go see POTC, mmm... Pirates. ^_^

Darth Eggplant
07-11-2003, 08:58 PM
I like Sir Sean Connery, ergo I go
but I am feeling trepidatious about it.
the tag line for this movie really is
X-Men for geriatrics.
or X-Men vs the Time machine
anyhow Zen Fuzzy

Lion275
07-11-2003, 09:02 PM
wow never knew it could be put so clearly....:eyeraise: *runs and gets a poet to translate* :p

BTW my friend went to go see it today, I'll ask him if it was anygood for you Obi

Azrael
07-11-2003, 09:48 PM
If it's the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, why is there a woman in it?

Boba Rhett
07-11-2003, 10:21 PM
She uuhhh.. used to be a man? ;)



It's such a mixed grab bag of a movie. Some parts or good, others are quite bad.

Some bad parts,

1. The villian. Terrible, terrible villain. I'm not talking about evilness, I just mean he sucked.

2. Hyde's transformations. Somewhat of a lame way to do it. :(

3. The story seemed somewhat sporadic. i mean, you knew what was going on but you didn't ever feel like you got as much info as you should have.

4. I wanted to see Hyde really cut loose.

5. Some lines in the movie such as, "Call me Ishmail" made me cringe. It was like they almost were making fun of themselves.

6. The Vampire/Bat attacks were just not very cool. I was hoping to see something slick like how Nightcrawler fought at the beginning of X2.

obi
07-12-2003, 12:34 AM
Is it worth paying $8 to go see, Rhett, or should I wait for the cheap theater?

Boba Rhett
07-12-2003, 12:44 AM
If you haven't seen Pirates yet go spend the 8 bucks on that and see this in the cheap theatre.

Azrael
07-12-2003, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
If you haven't seen Pirates yet go spend the 8 bucks on that and see this in the cheap theatre.

a.k.a. Kazaa, or Morpheus. Did I say that? Look, over there!

boinga1
07-12-2003, 01:24 AM
Well, the local paper gave the film a thumbs-down...but they did so with Reloaded and AOTC, too...so what do they know?

Pisces
07-12-2003, 02:46 AM
DAMN IT!!!

This looked good. But, say you were just someone who is easily amused by plenty of action, fighting, explosions and such, would it be a better experience for that person?

And secondly, has it been four weeks since Hulk came out? Maybe I'll just go see that instead.

Lil Killa
07-12-2003, 04:12 AM
T3 is better go watch it.

Eldritch
07-12-2003, 05:24 AM
Originally posted by Lightsaberboy
it's another comic book to movie adaptation that doesnt go really well from what i hear. just by reading the info on teh characters and plot, it seems that they changed a lot of things from the comics. first, they changed the leader from mina to allan quartermaine, and gave mina vampiric powers even though she didnt have them before. and why they put tom sawyer...i have no idea. he's not even in the comics, so they probably did it just for the american audience.
I had no idea this was a comic. I thought this was just a bunch of literary characters that had been brought together to do some stuff. :D
I doubt that the comic could be less lame than the movie, though.

ET Warrior
07-12-2003, 05:58 AM
Here it is, the review of ME!!!

Not so much a review, as just how I felt about it. I liked it! A Lot! I thought it was clever, interesting, entertaining, and overall, a good movie.

NOT as good as Pirates of the caribbean, but that movie is tough to beat I'd say, it was deffinately the better of the two.

If you're willing to spend the money to see both, see LXG, if not, see PotC

Tyrion
07-12-2003, 07:52 AM
The Leage of Extraordinary Gentlemen was an ok movie. It didnt leave me feeling "THAT WAS SO TOTALLY FICKING GREAT!!!" but it didnt give me feeling "I think I need something sharp to gouge my ears from ever being violated like that again."

The story was cliche,hell the whole movie was pretty much Cliche. And I actually liked how they did the transformation on Hyde(I never really liked detailed transformations,since you cant really capture the effect on film(like the hulk transforms were poorly done).

I give it an 85%,personally.

Acrylic
07-12-2003, 04:00 PM
I dont plan on seeing the movie as it sounds like a gay porno movie or something. :(

Kane Carver
07-12-2003, 09:13 PM
Looks cool to me, but I'll see any movie that has guns and a lot of killing. :)

the_farce
07-12-2003, 09:49 PM
T3 is better go watch it.


T3 is an embarassment to Terminator movies.

Kain
07-13-2003, 06:43 PM
of course one should never let others tell them what is good and what is bad. Personally, I hated Triple X, but everyone said 'IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!! WOW!!!!!' The only way to tell if a movie sucks or not is to go see it! Thats why critics are all idiots

Eldritch
07-13-2003, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by the_farce
T3 is an embarassment to Terminator movies.

Wow, that was a bit anti-climactic for your first post, eh? ;)

I thought it was good, but I didn't really want another Terminator sequel (they've all signed on for T4), so I didn't care for how the movie ended.

RoguePhotonic
07-13-2003, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by Eldritch
Wow, that was a bit anti-climactic for your first post, eh? ;)

I thought it was good, but I didn't really want another Terminator sequel (they've all signed on for T4), so I didn't care for how the movie ended.

I thought that was the best ending out of all the terminators...

Kane Carver
07-14-2003, 01:41 AM
Man, Arnold is getting too old. If there is another movie, he's going to be sitting in a wheelchair trying to terminate people with his cane. :D

Chewbacco
07-14-2003, 04:35 AM
Originally posted by Kane Carver
Man, Arnold is getting too old. If there is another movie, he's going to be sitting in a wheelchair trying to terminate people with his cane. :D What dissapionted me was that it was too short. It was only an hour and fourty minutes.:(

toms
07-14-2003, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by Eldritch
I had no idea this was a comic. I thought this was just a bunch of literary characters that had been brought together to do some stuff. :D
I doubt that the comic could be less lame than the movie, though.

apparently the comic is pretty clever, with clever references to the source material (unlike the guy who wrote the movie who obviously hasn't read any of them), but they have majorly changed it for the movie. Dorian gray (the imortal with the self repairing shirts :D ) wasn't in the book, miss harker dressed and acted more like a 18th century woman than a dominatrix, and wasn't a vampire (or at least they haven't revealed it yet) (a vampire who checks her makup in the mirror :D ) captain nemo wasn't a martial art expert (giggle) and the plot sounds much more interesting....

instead of some Fantom supervillain, they are caught up in a power struggle between Moriarty and Fu Man Chu (cool! :D )

oh, and they didn't have a giant submarine that seemed to fit into the canals of venice (ok, i like bad mindless films, but this is starting to get silly) or could get from venice to mongolia via the northern route....

... oh, and no TOM SAWYER, SECRET AGENT for the american audience who obviously couldn't handle not having an american in the league... give me a break! Wouldn't he be about 65 by then?

Not the First, but definately seems to be the worst case of A MOVIE DUMBING DOWN A COMIC BOOK... no wonder the general public thinks comic books are dumb.

Kane Carver
07-14-2003, 06:37 PM
An hour and forty minutes? Seemed longer to me, I guess movie makers are running out of funds. A good example of this would be Jurassic Park III, resonably good story line, but it was too damn short, which was most likely caused by low funds.

C Shutt
07-15-2003, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by Eldritch
I doubt that the comic could be less lame than the movie, though.
The comic is excellent. Alan Moore is incapable of writing a bad comic. Hollywood, on the other hand, is more than capable of turning his comics into hideous movies. From Hell scared me off this one from the get go.

mr. Hutt
07-15-2003, 11:11 AM
Ooh, why don't i live in the U.S.A....
pirates is a coool movie though