History Film / TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen

21st Jun '16 5:46:15 PM LadyNorbert
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* AllMythsAreTrue: After a fashion. The film takes place in a universe where all Victorian literature is true.



* AllMythsAreTrue: After a fashion. The film takes place in a universe where all Victorian literature is true.
21st Jun '16 5:43:57 PM LadyNorbert
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** Played straight with Captain Nemo, Mr. Hyde, and the British Intelligence in general. In the comics they were morally ambiguous at best, but the film presents them as more conventional heroes since, again, they were going for a more light-hearted style.

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** Played straight with Captain Nemo, Mr. Hyde, and the British Intelligence in general. In the comics they were morally ambiguous at best, but the film presents them as more conventional heroes since, again, they were going for a more light-hearted lighthearted style.



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%%* AllMythsAreTrue* AllMythsAreTrue: After a fashion. The film takes place in a universe where all Victorian literature is true.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: After the fight in Gray's library, one of the Fantom's surviving mooks invokes this by putting his knife to Mina's throat until the men disarm themselves. This doesn't quite go the way he expected.
-->'''Mook:''' I knew it! I knew they would do anything to protect you.
-->'''Mina:''' See, now, that's your biggest mistake... thinking that I need them to protect me.



* CoolBoat: The ''Nautilus''.



* CoolBoat: The ''Nautilus''.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Hyde]] almost makes two. He survives them both, however. [[spoiler:Skinner]] also survives the one he almost makes, although he does end up [[AustinPowers very badly burned]].
* HindenburgIncendiaryPrinciple: The Fantom leads a raid on a Zeppelin factory in Berlin to kidnap some scientists. During the attack he fires an incendiary missile into some zeppelins and ignites their hydrogen cells, leaving them in flames.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Hyde]] almost makes two. He survives them both, however. [[spoiler:Skinner]] also survives the one he almost makes, although he does end up [[AustinPowers [[Franchise/AustinPowers very badly burned]].
* HindenburgIncendiaryPrinciple: The Fantom leads a raid on a Zeppelin factory in Berlin to kidnap some scientists. During the attack attack, he fires an incendiary missile into some zeppelins and ignites their hydrogen cells, leaving them in flames.



** The way he forces TheMole's cooperation is a sort of variation on the trope, which might be more accurately called I Have Your [[spoiler:You. Dorian has no choice but to assist M in his schemes, because M has stolen the portrait which grants Dorian's immortality]]. Unusually for the trope, once TheMole completes his end of the bargain, the Fantom actually honors his promise and returns what he's been holding hostage.



* RedHeadedHero: Both Mina and Jekyll have red or auburn hair. Skinner may also qualify; the character is bald, but the actor is red-haired, suggesting that Skinner would be too if he had hair.

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* RedHeadedHero: Both Mina and Jekyll Jekyll/Hyde have red or auburn hair. Skinner may also qualify; the character is bald, but the actor is red-haired, suggesting that Skinner would be too if he had hair.



** Also, everyone in the Britannia Club in Kenya at the beginning of the movie, except for Quatermain.



* RousingSpeech: Sawyer gives one to the League after they manage not to get killed. It's even longer and more {{Narm}}-tastic in the deleted scenes.

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* RousingSpeech: Sawyer gives one to the League after they manage not to get killed. It's even longer and more {{Narm}}-tastic {{Narm}}ier in the deleted scenes.



* SamusIsAGirl: In the first act, when he's told that one of the recruited members of the League is a brilliant chemist named "Harker", Quatermain (along with the audience) immediately assumes that it's Jonathan Harker, the hero of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. It's actually his widow, Mina.

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* SamusIsAGirl: In the first act, when he's told that one of the recruited members of the League is a brilliant chemist named "Harker", "Harker," Quatermain (along with the audience) immediately assumes that it's Jonathan Harker, the hero of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. It's actually his widow, Mina.



* ShootingSuperman: An odd example where both sides of the conflict are shooting ''and'' Superman. When [[spoiler:Mina fights Dorian, they go at each other with knives and sword...but they're both immortal, and quickly heal up from the surface cuts they're giving each other. Dorian comments, as cuts to his and Mina's faces close up, that "We'll be at this all day."]]

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* ShootingSuperman: An odd example where both sides of the conflict are shooting ''and'' Superman. When [[spoiler:Mina fights Dorian, they go at each other with knives and sword... but they're both immortal, and quickly heal up from the surface cuts they're giving each other. Dorian comments, as cuts to his and Mina's faces close up, that "We'll be at this all day."]]



* TookALevelInBadass: While hardly an [[AscendedExtra extra]] in the comic (see BadassNormal in the general series section) and actually demoted in role, Mina is upgraded into an incredibly powerful elder vampire who is the most dangerous member of the team and who gets the movie's primary {{Wolverine}}-style fight with [[spoiler:fellow immortal Dorian Gray.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: While hardly an [[AscendedExtra extra]] in the comic (see BadassNormal in the general series section) and actually demoted in role, Mina is upgraded into an incredibly powerful elder vampire who is the most dangerous member of the team team, and who gets the movie's primary {{Wolverine}}-style fight with [[spoiler:fellow immortal Dorian Gray.]]



* WeCanRuleTogether: The BigBad makes this offer to TheMole, who declines. It's something of a subversion of the trope, however; he doesn't refuse because he's a good guy (he's ''definitely'' not). He just doesn't want to be bothered, and would quite like to return to his old life.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: The BigBad makes this an offer of this sort, to TheMole, who declines. It's something of a subversion of the trope, however; he doesn't refuse because he's a good guy (he's ''definitely'' not). He just doesn't want to be bothered, and would quite like to return to his old life.
7th Jun '16 8:49:40 AM Doug86
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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 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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* AnachronismStew: All over the place. In the first scenes alone, for instance, the British soldiers being attacked are straight out of WorldWarI 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.



* WarForFunAndProfit: This is the BigBad's plan - kidnap the world's scientists, make advanced war machines and {{Super Soldier}}s, and sell them to both sides of WorldWarOne. Oh, and he's also trying to instigate the war in question, although, when the League foils his plan, he replies that the war is inevitable.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: This is the BigBad's plan - kidnap the world's scientists, make advanced war machines and {{Super Soldier}}s, and sell them to both sides of WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Oh, and he's also trying to instigate the war in question, although, when the League foils his plan, he replies that the war is inevitable.



* WorldWarOne: The BigBad is trying to instigate this. Even with his defeat, though, war will come. He would have just made it a much more devastating war with his weapons of mass destruction.

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* WorldWarOne: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: The BigBad is trying to instigate this. Even with his defeat, though, war will come. He would have just made it a much more devastating war with his weapons of mass destruction.
4th Jun '16 4:32:34 AM morenohijazo
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* HindenburgIncendiaryPrinciple: The Fantom leads a raid on a Zeppelin factory in Berlin to kidnap some scientists. During the attack he fires an incendiary missile into some zeppelins and ignites their hydrogen cells, leaving them in flames.
25th Apr '16 9:42:25 PM Homemaderat
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** Cleverly subverted in with Griffin the Invisible Man. In both the comic and [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan source material]] he was a sociopathic rapist and murderer. Since the movie was going for a LighterAndSofter approach, they made this into a twist; the Invisible Man in the film is revealed to actually be Skinner, a thief who stole some of Griffin's invisibility serum and was turned transparent like him. Thus the original character is left intact while the audience doesn't have to stomach having a rapist on the same team as the heroes.

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** Cleverly subverted in with Griffin the Invisible Man. In both the comic and [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan source material]] he was a sociopathic rapist and murderer. Since the movie was going for a LighterAndSofter approach, they made this into a twist; the Invisible Man in the film is revealed to actually be Skinner, a thief who stole some of Griffin's invisibility serum and was turned transparent like him. Thus the original character is left intact while the audience doesn't have to stomach having a rapist on the same team as the heroes.
15th Apr '16 7:07:50 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2003 film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.

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A 2003 film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', [[Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen of the same name]], directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.
15th Apr '16 7:06:43 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.

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In 2003, Fox Studios released a A 2003 film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.
15th Apr '16 7:06:19 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man]] not being in the public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.

[[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Allan Quatermain]] is recruited out of retirement in Africa, where he relocated after the death of his son, to lead the current generation of the League; [[{{Literature/Dracula}} Mina Harker]], [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Henry Jekyll]], [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]], Skinner and Gray are likewise recruited, while Sawyer joins voluntarily. The League believes themselves to be in a race against time to stop terrorists from destroying a peace conference, but the reality is a little different.

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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', directed by Stephen Norrington and featuring a cast headed by Creator/SeanConnery.

It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man]] not being in the public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.

[[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Allan Quatermain]] (Connery) is recruited out of retirement in Africa, where he relocated after the death of his son, to lead the current generation of the League; [[{{Literature/Dracula}} Mina Harker]], [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Henry Jekyll]], [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]], Skinner and Gray are likewise recruited, while Sawyer joins voluntarily. The League believes themselves to be in a race against time to stop terrorists from destroying a peace conference, but the reality is a little different.
15th Apr '16 7:03:09 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man]] not being public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.

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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man]] not being in the public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.
15th Apr '16 7:01:52 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the Invisible Man not being public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.

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In 2003, Fox Studios released a film adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's popular graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It has the same basic premise and about half of the same characters, but is otherwise rather a departure from Moore's original. Joining the League in the film are [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]], who is all grown up and a member of the American Secret Service. Due to the film character of the [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Invisible Man Man]] not being public domain, the screenwriters invented Rodney Skinner, who stole the invisibility formula and turned himself transparent in order to become a criminal mastermind.
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