History Film / TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen

8th Jan '18 12:00:48 AM gjjones
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* BigNo: Hyde yells "No!" when [[spoiler:Dante drinks Jekyll's potion]].



-->'''Hyde:''' ''(sounding almost sad)'' Not the whole thing...

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-->'''Hyde:''' ''(sounding almost sad)'' [[BigNo NO!]] Not the whole thing...
9th Nov '17 2:15:31 AM Arivne
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** During a discussion with Captain Nemo, Quatermain says (referring to himself) "Old tigers, sensing the end, they're at their most fierce." Later in the movie, Quatermain has an encounter with a tiger (which may or may not have been real) and says "Just an old tiger sensing his end. Perhaps this was not his time to die after all."
9th Nov '17 1:28:14 AM Arivne
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* BookEnds: Near the beginning of the movie Allan Quatermain shoots a villain at a long distance with a rifle, wounding him. Near the end, after being trained by Quatermain in long-distance shooting, Tom Sawyer shoots the BigBad with a rifle at long range, killing him.

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* BookEnds: Near the beginning of the movie movie, Allan Quatermain shoots a villain at a long distance with a rifle, wounding him. During the film he teaches Tom Sawyer long-distance shooting. Near the end, after being trained by Quatermain in long-distance shooting, Tom Sawyer shoots the BigBad with a rifle at long range, killing him.
9th Nov '17 1:20:27 AM Arivne
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* BookEnds: Near the beginning of the movie Allan Quatermain shoots a villain at a long distance with a rifle, wounding him. Near the end, after being trained by Quatermain in long-distance shooting, Tom Sawyer shoots the BigBad with a rifle at long range, killing him.
9th Nov '17 1:15:31 AM Arivne
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** They found Hyde in Paris, where he was "[[Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue terrorizing the Rue Morgue]]".

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** They found Hyde in Paris, where he was is originally describes as a "[[Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue big monkey terrorizing the Rue Morgue]]".
9th Nov '17 1:11:25 AM Arivne
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** When [[spoiler:Dorian]] shoots Ishmael (who was himself a ShoutOut to ''Literature/MobyDick''), he uses a golden gun - as in the ''Literature/JamesBond'' story ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun.''

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** When [[spoiler:Dorian]] shoots Ishmael (who was himself a ShoutOut to ''Literature/MobyDick''), Ishmael, he uses a golden gun - as in the ''Literature/JamesBond'' story ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun.''
9th Nov '17 1:06:02 AM Arivne
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* ShoutOut:

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* ShoutOut:ShoutOut
** When the League first meets Nemo's first mate Ishmael, he tells them "Call me Ishmael", the opening sentence of the novel ''Literature/MobyDick''.
9th Nov '17 12:57:56 AM Arivne
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: During the fight between Allan Quatermain and the Fantom's men in Africa, Allan pushes one of the men into a rhinoceros's horn mounted on a wall, killing him.
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.



* ShoutOut

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* ShoutOutShoutOut:



* SparedByTheAdaptation

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* SparedByTheAdaptationSparedByTheAdaptation:



* 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.]]
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