The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Prepare for the Extraordinary

Darth Buzz


This film was anything but extraordinary.

I knew before going to the film that this would be one to skip.  The previews inspired nothing in me and the reviews were less than kind, but my brother wanted to see it, so I held my breath and jumped in.  This film suffers from many problems which I will refrain from going into except for my biggest complaint.

This film like so many other poor action flicks that came before it, suffer from the, lets substitute chaos and shaky cameras for slick solid action, syndrome.  I'll compare a action sequence from this film with a action sequence from the Matrix Reloaded (another summer action flick this year).  In the Matrix Reloaded we get to see Trinity driving her motorcycle against the traffic, we see every detail, and we are left breathless and we think Kick Ass.  In The League we get to see Tom Sawyer with Allan Quartermain (say it ain't so Jesus) driving a car like loonies, and the car is smashing through stone columns and you can't tell what the fuck is going on because the camera is shaking all over the place and stone is flying everywhere.  All the action in the film was like that.  CHAOTIC.

This movie could have been worse, but it could have been a whole fucking lot better too. (I didn't EVEN get into Mark Twain, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and crew rolling in their fucking graves with the poor fucking use of their characters.