Sunday, 17 July 2011

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - REVIEW

Film of the Day #144/ 300

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen made one of cinemas greatest actors to retire; however, the movie successfully marries great literary classics with contemporary comic books. After a difficult and well publicized production, LXG was massacred by critics, and sometimes rightly so. The problem with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is the filmmakers tried to give everyone a main storyline and ended up diluting everything. However LXG is a smart film filled with literary, historic and scientific inside-jokes that makes for an entertaining, adventurous and action-packed tale held together by a final masterful performance from Sean Connery that proves he can still save the day.