The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

in General Discussion edited January 2014
It was a comic by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, chock full of established fictional characters inserted into an alternate reality version of 19th Century London. Here's a good synopsis, with pictures.

NOW it's been turned into a MOVIE starring (amongst others) Sean'll be out this Summer. Certainly a good 2 hour escapist flick.

Hope that it's as fun as the comic, which was insane in the amount of detailed literary and graphic linkages with the time period.


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    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    So it's from the same guy that did From Hell. From Hell was a very well done movie IMO. I'll keep my eye out for LoEG
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    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Ah, ah, ah... LXG please.

    No, seriously, that's the 'acronym' they're using. Gotta have that X-TREME feel to it...

    Honestly, the style in the trailer (at Apple! ) isn't what I was expecting, and I'm not sure how I feel about it, but hey, I'll give it a chance.
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    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    The inclusion of Tom Sawyer is interesting, since he's not in the original graphic novel, IIRC. Maybe he's just there for us 'merkins who can't identify the other primarily british characters. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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    drewpropsdrewprops Posts: 2,321member

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    drewpropsdrewprops Posts: 2,321member
    What about Dorian Gray? Wasn't he in the 2nd series? The one about the War of the Worlds?
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    The movie wasn't as bad as the reviews made it out to be.
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    rampancyrampancy Posts: 363member
    I found the plot a little weak, but on the upside, it had lots and lots of action. I didn't go in expecting a lot, but I was pleasantly surprised. At the very least, it's driven me to go read the graphic novel now.
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