||July 11, 2003
||Not Yet Rated
||Comic Book Adaptation
||Knives, Sean Connery's Fist of
Fury (tm), liquor bottle, bazooka, teeth, harpoons, big muscles,
pistols, car, machine guns, rifle, sword, Sean Connery's Head
of Fury, giant monster hand
|"In a world where..."
"The world must call upon..."
||80% (Comic book adaptation, extensive CGI)
Sean Connery as an adventurer in a submarine. No, it's not The
Hunt for Red October meets Indiana Jones. It's The League
of Extraordinary Gentlemen or LXG. What is it with comic
book movies and their titles. First, the ever changing X-Men
United and then (the )[incredible] HULK. Shouldn't it
be LEG? Oh, I forgot you have to have an X in your title these
days to have a successful movie. I'm surprised the studio didn't
rename Hulk to Hulx.
I know Americans don't read, but isn't it important to let people
know that some of the greatest characters in literature are thrown
together in this movie? The Invisible Man and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
are the only ones that are obvious.
The voiceover tells us that Sean Connery's character is the greatest
adventurer who ever lived, but fails to tell us his character's name.
I think they're trying to fool us into thinking this might be an
Indiana Jones sequel.
I have a fear that comic book adaptations while being very cool
are starting to grow old. Like everything else Hollywood does, they'll
take a good concept and run it into the ground until you're sick
of spending money to see it. To me this movie looks like X-Men
3: Journey Through Literature or JXL.
This trailer nears the frenetic pace of Hulk's 1.46 cuts/second
with a respectable 1.22 c/s. The trailer doesn't give me any cohesive
feel about the movie. It's trying to blind me with special effects,
sound and action which is one way that bad movies try to mask their
the man now, dog?
Naturally, one of the Gentlemen claims that their foe is indestructible.
Of course, if that's true then there will be no LXG 2, but
this crucial hint reveals to us the climax of the movie. My guess
is that the LEG will find the enemies' fatal flaw just at the crucial
moment and execute their plan to save the world in the nick of time.
This movie is also not yet rated which makes me a bit nervous. Are
they still editing it at this late stage?
Finally, I have to mention that Sean Connery will be 73 in August.
He's getting close to the age where I can't really accept him as
Conclusion on Trailer: It's fun to watch, but I wish more
was explained about the characters.
Conclusion on Movie: While Sean Connery is entertaining I
just don't have a good feeling about this one.
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