History Film / TheLeagueOfExtraOrdinaryGentlemen

21st Sep '17 11:52:57 PM LadyNorbert
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** In the original script, it is revealed at the end, that Skinner is actually an agent for British Intelligence. He was working undercover to see if Sanderson Reed was actually a double-agent working for the Fantom.

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** In the original script, it is revealed at the end, end that Skinner is actually an agent for British Intelligence. He was working undercover to see if Sanderson Reed was actually a double-agent working for the Fantom.



* AnachronismStew: All over the place. In the first scenes alone, for instance, the British soldiers being attacked are straight out of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI rather than 1899. And that isn't counting Nemo's automobile, which wouldn't look too much out of place in the 1920s-30s. It is best to assume the fiction being true part has lead to some alternate history, as we could just keep going with examples that otherwise make no sense.

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* AnachronismStew: All over the place. In the first scenes alone, for instance, the British soldiers being attacked are straight out of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI rather than 1899. And that isn't counting Nemo's automobile, which wouldn't look too much out of place in the 1920s-30s.
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It is best to assume the fiction being true part has lead led to some alternate history, as we could just keep going with examples that otherwise make no sense.



** Mina, Sawyer, and Quatermain wear dusters in the final battle while Dorian wears a long suitcoat.

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** Mina, Sawyer, and Quatermain wear dusters in the final battle while Dorian wears a long suitcoat.suit coat.



* {{BFG}}: Quatermain's elephant gun, Matilda.

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* {{BFG}}: Quatermain's elephant gun, Matilda.Matilda, which is also a NamedWeapon.



* BodyDouble: Of a sort. In Kenya, Quatermain's friend Nigel tells visitors that ''he'' is Quatermain; it allows him to have some fun while enabling the real Quatermain to avoid autograph hounds and those who just want to badger him about his adventures.[[spoiler: This ends up backfiring on him horrifically, as he's murdered by Assassins after proclaiming himself to be Quatermain.]]

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* BodyDouble: Of a sort. In Kenya, Quatermain's friend Nigel tells visitors that ''he'' is Quatermain; it allows him to have some fun while enabling the real Quatermain to avoid autograph hounds and those who just want to badger him about his adventures.[[spoiler: This ends up backfiring on him horrifically, as he's murdered by Assassins assassins after proclaiming himself to be Quatermain.]]



** The film also foregrounds Jekyll, making Hyde out to be a (somewhat) more benign SuperpoweredAlterEgo who the doctor is able to control in the end.

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** The film also foregrounds Jekyll, making Hyde out to be a (somewhat) more benign SuperpoweredAlterEgo who whom the doctor is able to control in the end.



* BrownNote: The concussion from the tank's main gun firing in the opening sequence puts the pursuing constables on the ground, groaning and helpless. {{Justified}} considering they just had several artillery shells powerful enough to blow the vault door off its hinges go off in a confined space; the bigger surprise is that the overpressure didn't outright kill them and that the Fantom and his men can still communicate.

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* BrownNote: The concussion from the tank's main gun firing in the opening sequence puts the pursuing constables on the ground, groaning and helpless. {{Justified}} considering they just had several artillery shells powerful enough to blow the vault door off its hinges go off in a confined space; the bigger surprise is that the overpressure pressure didn't outright kill them and that the Fantom and his men can still communicate.



* CoolCar: Nemo's "Automobile" which was mostly a souped up 1950s style convertible.

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* CoolCar: Nemo's "Automobile" "Automobile," which was mostly a souped up 1950s style convertible.



** Minor one, but when Quartermain mentions he met Dorian at a university, Mina assumes that Dorian was a child when he met Allan. Allan corrects her, stating that he was the child - subtly foreshadowing Dorian's immortality to those that never read or watched his story.

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** Minor one, but when Quartermain Quatermain mentions he met Dorian at a university, Mina assumes that Dorian was a child when he met Allan. Allan corrects her, stating that he ''he'' was the child - subtly foreshadowing Dorian's immortality to those that never read or watched his story.



* FunPersonified: Skinner gives the impression of being this. Which is a bit jarring, considering his counterpart in the comics was a psychopathic murderer and rapist.

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* FunPersonified: Skinner gives the impression of being this. Which is It's a bit jarring, jarring if you've read the comics first, considering his counterpart in the comics there was a psychopathic murderer and rapist.



* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: At one point Skinner helps himself to a glass of scotch which is visible inside him as he's drinking it.
* InvisibleStreaker: Skinner has to be naked to be fully unseen to others. Which causes him a few problems in Mongolia's winter:

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* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: At one point Skinner helps himself to a glass of scotch scotch... which is visible inside him as he's drinking it.
* InvisibleStreaker: Skinner has to be naked to be fully unseen to others. Which This causes him a few problems in Mongolia's winter:



** The MeaningfulFuneral ends with [[spoiler:a native witch doctor doing...something that makes the ground shake, lightning crash across the sky, and the clouds to turn dark. This was probably meant to be Quatermain coming back from the dead.]] However, according to Jason Flemyng, the sequel will probably never happen because Connery doesn't want to do it. That and he's retired from acting. The film's box office performance didn't help. To some people, though, this should be better explained. Talking just pure budget money, the film very much succeeded in recouping that cost. However, all reports clearly show that the studio wanted more. This in metaphor is like wanting an "A" in school and getting a "C". Sure, you passed, but you are still highly disappointed. And that kind of reaction surely doesn't help anyone want to fund another big budget action sequel.

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** The MeaningfulFuneral ends with [[spoiler:a native witch doctor doing...something that makes the ground shake, lightning crash across the sky, and the clouds to turn dark. This was probably meant to be Quatermain coming back from the dead.]] However, according to Jason Flemyng, the sequel will probably never happen because Connery doesn't want to do it. That it, and he's retired from acting. The film's box office performance didn't help. To some people, though, this should be better explained. Talking just pure budget money, the film very much succeeded in recouping that cost. However, all reports clearly show that the studio wanted more. This in metaphor is like wanting an "A" in school and getting a "C". Sure, you passed, but you are still highly disappointed. And that kind of reaction surely doesn't help anyone want to fund another big budget action sequel.



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* SparedByTheAdaptation

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* XanatosSpeedChess: The Fantom excels at this. His assassins succeed in killing Quatermain? Then that's one less potential threat to his plans. He survives? [[spoiler:Then he lives long enough to capture Hyde and Jekyll.]] He manages to kill the League at Dorian's home? [[spoiler:He gets to harvest at least Mina and Skinner's remains.]] If that fails? [[spoiler:Dorian will have earned their trust to enter the Nautilus and purloin its secrets as well as the intentions and genetic samples therein.]] If Venice is destroyed, World War I will get kickstarted and if it doesn't, he's confident that it will happen in due time and by that point he'll have all he needs to [[spoiler:make copies of the League's members.]]

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* XanatosSpeedChess: The Fantom excels at this. His assassins succeed in killing Quatermain? Then that's one less potential threat to his plans. He survives? [[spoiler:Then he lives long enough to capture Hyde and Jekyll.]] He manages to kill the League at Dorian's home? [[spoiler:He gets to harvest at least Mina and Skinner's remains.]] If that fails? [[spoiler:Dorian will have earned their trust to enter the Nautilus ''Nautilus'' and purloin its secrets as well as the intentions and genetic samples therein.]] If Venice is destroyed, World War I will get kickstarted and if it doesn't, he's confident that it will happen in due time and by that point he'll have all he needs to [[spoiler:make copies of the League's members.]]
4th Sep '17 4:02:11 PM TheTropingGopher
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*ClickHello: When the BigBad is making ready to leave his lair, Quatermain and Sawyer get the drop on him, with the former pointing the barrel of a Winchester rifle at the back of his head. [[spoiler: He then goes on to deduce that their adversary is in fact the notorious Professor James Moriarty.]]
4th Sep '17 3:39:25 PM TheTropingGopher
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* BodyDouble: Of a sort. In Kenya, Quatermain's friend Nigel tells visitors that ''he'' is Quatermain; it allows him to have some fun while enabling the real Quatermain to avoid autograph hounds and those who just want to badger him about his adventures.

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* BodyDouble: Of a sort. In Kenya, Quatermain's friend Nigel tells visitors that ''he'' is Quatermain; it allows him to have some fun while enabling the real Quatermain to avoid autograph hounds and those who just want to badger him about his adventures.[[spoiler: This ends up backfiring on him horrifically, as he's murdered by Assassins after proclaiming himself to be Quatermain.]]
26th Aug '17 5:50:21 AM Arivne
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* ReplacementGoldfish: Quartermain starts to teach Agent Sawyer how to shoot, not "like an Ametican." Sawyer asks him if Quartermain taught his own son to shoot before dying. Quartermain just turns and leaves him standing on the ''Nautilus'''s deck.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: Quartermain starts to teach Agent Sawyer how to shoot, not "like an Ametican.American." Sawyer asks him if Quartermain taught his own son to shoot before dying. Quartermain just turns and leaves him standing on the ''Nautilus'''s deck.
26th Aug '17 5:47:38 AM Arivne
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* ThatManIsDead: When the BigBad is revealed to be [[spoiler: Professor James Moriarty]], he scoffs at the identification, saying, [[spoiler:"Moriarty? The so-called "Napoleon of Crime"? That man died at Reichenbach Falls.]] He died, and I was reborn!"
12th Jun '17 3:29:30 PM AmuckCricetine
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* AllThereInTheScript: Sawyer never gets his first name mentioned. When he first appears, he introduces himself as "Special Agent Sawyer of the American Secret Service," and for the remainder of the movie, all the other characters address him as Sawyer. His first name is used once in a deleted scene, which can be viewed on the DVD; going strictly by the theatrical release, unless you're GenreSavvy enough to work out his identity on your own, you'd never know he was Tom Sawyer.

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* AllThereInTheScript: AllThereInTheScript:
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Sawyer never gets his first name mentioned. When he first appears, he introduces himself as "Special Agent Sawyer of the American Secret Service," and for the remainder of the movie, all the other characters address him as Sawyer. His first name is used once in a deleted scene, which can be viewed on the DVD; going strictly by the theatrical release, unless you're GenreSavvy enough to work out his identity on your own, you'd never know he was Tom Sawyer.Sawyer.
** In the original script, it is revealed at the end, that Skinner is actually an agent for British Intelligence. He was working undercover to see if Sanderson Reed was actually a double-agent working for the Fantom.
13th May '17 11:04:37 AM nombretomado
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* AdaptationDistillation: The whole FuManchu story arc had to be dropped because the studio couldn't get the rights to the character. The major characters' backstories are seemingly moved around (or not shown at all). And new major characters join the cast who were, at most, background characters or cameos in the original comics.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The whole FuManchu Literature/FuManchu story arc had to be dropped because the studio couldn't get the rights to the character. The major characters' backstories are seemingly moved around (or not shown at all). And new major characters join the cast who were, at most, background characters or cameos in the original comics.
3rd Feb '17 11:29:32 AM StFan
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* CompositeCharacter: The Fantom. With his name spelled with a "F" and his penchant for global terrorism, he appears as the pulp villain Fantomas. Yet he wears a mask resembling the Phantom of the Opera, which Quatermain lampshades. Likely this is because the Phantom is much more widely known by today's audiences than Fantomas.

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* CompositeCharacter: The Fantom. With his name spelled with a "F" and his penchant for global terrorism, he appears as the pulp villain Fantomas.Fantômas. Yet he wears a mask resembling the Phantom of the Opera, which Quatermain lampshades. Likely this is because the Phantom is much more widely known by today's audiences than Fantomas.Fantômas.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When the Fantom confronts the League, he speaks with a much different accent than the one he used to talk with at the very beginning of the movie. It's both an allusion to how he was partially inspired by MasterOfDisguise {{Fantomas}} and foreshadowing that [[spoiler:he's neither French nor Russian, but British.]]

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When the Fantom confronts the League, he speaks with a much different accent than the one he used to talk with at the very beginning of the movie. It's both an allusion to how he was partially inspired by MasterOfDisguise {{Fantomas}} Literature/{{Fantomas}} and foreshadowing that [[spoiler:he's neither French nor Russian, but British.]]
29th Jan '17 10:37:20 AM StarSword
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* ComplexityAddiction: Much of the Fantom's actions and inactions can be excused in some way or another given the shrewd and paranoid crowd [[spoiler:whose secrets he wants to steal.]] Caution is required in those cases. [[spoiler:But letting Skinner live to act as a potential scapegoat for Dorian's espionage not only proves to be instrumental to his undoing, but largely excessive, as all he needed to take from him was a skin sample and he all ready had him in his custody for quite some time.]]

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* ComplexityAddiction: Much of the Fantom's actions and inactions can be excused in some way or another given the shrewd and paranoid crowd [[spoiler:whose secrets he wants to steal.]] steal]]. Caution is required in those cases. [[spoiler:But letting Skinner live to act as a potential scapegoat for Dorian's espionage not only proves to be instrumental to his undoing, but largely excessive, as all he needed to take from him was a skin sample and he all ready already had him in his custody for quite some time.]]



* NotHisSled: [[spoiler: The Invisible Man is heavily hinted to be a traitor, but this turns out to be a RedHerring; the real traitor is Dorian Gray.]]

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* NotHisSled: [[spoiler: The Invisible Man is heavily hinted to be a traitor, traitor (as he was for the Martians in the comic books), but this turns out to be a RedHerring; the real traitor is Dorian Gray.]]



** During the battle inside the fortress, the Fantem's TheDragon drinks an overdose of Jekyll's formula. He later hits both Hyde and Captain Nemo and knocks them a long way into walls.

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** During the battle inside the fortress, the Fantem's Fantom's TheDragon drinks an overdose of Jekyll's formula. He later hits both Hyde and Captain Nemo and knocks them a long way into walls.



* RedHerring: In one scene, Mina and Quatermain spot Nemo praying to a statue of Kali, the Goddess of Destruction, which worries Mina. Quatermain reassures her, saying that Nemo isn't the one who should worry them.

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* RedHerring: RedHerring:
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In one scene, Mina and Quatermain spot Nemo praying to a statue of Kali, the Goddess of Destruction, which worries Mina. Quatermain reassures her, saying that Nemo isn't the one who should worry them.them.
** Skinner spends much of his time sneaking around the ship invisible between action sequences and is immediately assumed to be TheMole. [[spoiler:Actually, it was Dorian. Skinner instead manages to put one over on ''him'', stowing away aboard the minisub that Dorian steals and leading the League straight to the Fantom's headquarters.]]



'''Quatermain''': Please tell me that this is ''Mrs.'' Harker , with a sick note!\\
'''Mina''': "Sick" would be a mild understatement. My husband's been dead for years.

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'''Quatermain''': '''Quatermain:''' Please tell me that this is ''Mrs.'' Harker , Harker's ''wife'', with a sick note!\\
'''Mina''': '''Mina:''' "Sick" would be a mild understatement. My husband's been dead for years.



** Subverted with the Invisible Man. Griffin is said to have died before the League got a chance to recruit him, whereas the book states that he faked his supposed death at the end of [[TheInvisibleMan Wells' novel]]. But Skinner, who takes Griffin's place, survives until the end of the movie, whereas Griffin was killed by Hyde in the second volume of the comics.

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** Subverted with the Invisible Man. Griffin is said to have died before the League got a chance to recruit him, whereas the book states that he faked his supposed death at the end of [[TheInvisibleMan [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Wells' novel]]. But Skinner, who takes Griffin's place, survives until the end of the movie, whereas Griffin was killed by Hyde in the second volume of the comics.


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* YouAreTooLate: After TheReveal and his escape, TheMole leaves behind a record of himself and the Fantom explaining their EvilPlan to the remaining League members. [[spoiler:Then the Fantom explains that there's a secondary sound on the record that has triggered bombs planted throughout ''Nautilus'' (Jekyll and Hyde were able to hear it early on), which go off and nearly sink her but for Hyde managing to trigger an emergency blow, surfacing the sub.]]
28th Jan '17 7:44:57 PM StarSword
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* ActionGirl: Mina, being a full-blooded vampire in this version, is right up there with Hyde as the most physically lethal member of the League.
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