Sunday, February 10, 2013

365 Days- Day 32

movie:The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
starring; Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend
genre: Adventure,
year: 2003
format: DVD

plot: in 1899 the threat of a world war brings together a strange match of characters, one of which is Mina Harker, a vampire scientist and the immortal Dorian Grey.  The group soon learn that there is a traitor within them, and that the mission is not what it first appeared to be

You know, for all the young heroes in this film, I still get a big kick out of seeing Sean Connery do the fight scenes. 
This is based on a comic with is in turned based on a bunch of different books.  I wish my knowledge of comic/graphic novels was better but sadly I lean more towards cartoons based on comics then actual comics. So I can't compare this film to the original graphic novel.

The first time I saw this film back when it first came out, I hated it.  But it's grown on me over the years.  When you look at the characters and realize that almost all were originally in other works from the turn of the 19th century, you can't help but be in awe over their longevity. Just the fact that the characters are still finding a home in modern stories speaks volumes about the authors.

There is in fact, so many characters, you have to wonder if too much was jammed in for the short time frame.  I would have loved to have seen more interaction between Mina and Hyde.

what do i think i learned from this film?
I really need to read more

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