History YMMV / TheLeagueOfExtraOrdinaryGentlemen

3rd Apr '18 3:15:48 AM SideburnsKid
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3rd Apr '18 3:15:23 AM SideburnsKid
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* NightmareFuel: The in-between states of Mr. Hyde's transformations are *disgusting.*

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* NightmareFuel: The in-between states of Mr. Hyde's transformations are *disgusting.*as disgusting as the effects are bad.
3rd Apr '18 3:06:41 AM SideburnsKid
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* NightmareFuel: The in-between states of Mr. Hyde's transformations are *disgusting.*
** [[spoiler: Dante's Hyde transformation]] may not be a good effect, but he's basically stuck in in one of Hyde's mid states, except even larger, so his skin is stretched out and bright red.


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** In general, [[spoiler: Moriarty]] spends most of his screen time running away from fights he started. He claims to have been reborn; evidently into someone far less impressive.
20th Mar '18 10:13:02 AM AmuckCricetine
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* AuthorPhobia: ''Century: 2009'' is very much based upon Moore's contempt for contemporary popular culture.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Whenever [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] appears, or is referenced, fans tend to make a big deal of it. This is to be expected, given how he's a classic British pop culture hero no matter how brief his appearances are.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Whenever [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] appears, or is referenced, fans tend to make a big deal of it. This is to be expected, given how he's a classic British pop culture hero no matter how brief his appearances are.



* {{Narm}}: [[spoiler: Allan's]] death. To elaborate: he gets electrocuted by lightning coming from [[spoiler: Harry Potter's]] dick.

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[[spoiler: Allan's]] death. To elaborate: he gets electrocuted by lightning coming from [[spoiler: Harry Potter's]] dick.



* NightmareFuel: The dead bodies fused to the remains of the train in ''Century 2009'', to say nothing of the flashback panels to the events of the massacre that caused that.

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** The depiction of beloved children's characters like Rupert the Bear and the cast of ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' as creations of [[Literature/TheIslandOfDrMoreau Doctor Moreau]].
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The dead bodies fused to the remains of the train in ''Century 2009'', to say nothing of the flashback panels to the events of the massacre that caused that.



** When [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/rudyard-kiplings-the-jungle-book-1994 reviewing the 1994 live-action film]] ''Film/TheJungleBook'', Roger Ebert talked about the InNameOnly premise and wondered "What's next? ''Tom Sawyer'' with a car chase and a shoot-out?"

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** When [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/rudyard-kiplings-the-jungle-book-1994 reviewing the 1994 live-action film]] ''Film/TheJungleBook'', Roger Ebert Creator/RogerEbert talked about the InNameOnly premise and wondered "What's next? ''Tom Sawyer'' with a car chase and a shoot-out?"
14th Mar '18 7:07:53 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Dorian mocking Jekyll when he refuses to become Hyde again is probably meant to be [[KickTheDog kicking the dog]], but the League explicitly wanted Hyde for his brute strength, leaving one to wonder what exactly Jekyll thought he was going to be contributing.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: Skinner is convincing enough as a CGI effect, but it becomes extremely obvious whenever he's just an actor in face paint.

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Skinner is convincing enough as a CGI effect, but it becomes extremely obvious whenever he's just an actor in face paint.


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*** Though that’s nothing compared to [[spoiler:"Super-Hyde"]], who looks like a "[[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown refugee from an Xbox game]]”.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Dorian mocking Jekyll when he refuses to become Hyde again is probably meant to be [[KickTheDog kicking the dog]], but the League explicitly wanted Hyde for his brute strength, leaving one to wonder what exactly Jekyll thought he was going to be contributing.
10th Mar '18 3:43:07 PM SideburnsKid
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** Hyde and Mina have really put-on monster voices that sound more like children playing pretend than professional actors in a blockbuster film. Thankfully Mina only uses hers once.
7th Feb '18 1:17:05 PM nanakiro
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** There's also the effects of Moore's NewMediaAreEvil stance on the later volumes. In the earlier volumes Moore clearly went out of his way to build the world of the league through a wide variety of literature and written down tales and plays (legal or illegal). The scope of which crossing many cultures and even included pornographic sources. However in parts such as 1969 and 2009 Moore's world building starting making a more cynical pov. At the same time time it became noticeable most of the references shifted to other sources such as film and television. This was not used to draw on some of the practical limitations those mediums have that don't often affect the others as much but presented as a decline to fiction as a whole. So the take away being Moore has made a world that insists the legacy of the Victorian era fiction has been tarnished by modern fiction but didn't actually include much of who have joined that canvas in the ever growing years.

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** There's also the effects of Moore's NewMediaAreEvil stance on the later volumes. In the earlier volumes first few volumes, Moore clearly went out of his way to build the world of the league League through a wide variety of literature and written down tales and plays (legal or illegal). The illegal), the scope of which crossing crossed many cultures and even included pornographic sources. However in parts such as 1969 ''1969'' and 2009 ''2009'' Moore's world building starting making worldbuilding starts taking a more cynical pov. At POV. Not only did the same time time it became noticeable reference pool shrink as the years went by in-series, most of the recent references shifted to other sources such as film and television. television, ignoring the modern era's own literature output and other popular storytelling methods entirely. This was not used to draw on some of the practical limitations those mediums the aforementioned media have that don't often affect the others as much but was instead presented as a decline to fiction as a whole. So the take away being Moore has made a world that insists the legacy of the Victorian era fiction has been tarnished by modern fiction but didn't actually include much of who have joined that canvas in the ever growing years.
7th Feb '18 1:03:52 PM nanakiro
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** The Antichrist's personality in Century:2009 as a paranoid teenager confused about his destiny and confused about being a PinballProtagonist by his mentor is more or less consistent to the {{Wangst}}-y arc of the character in Book 5 (which was pointedly excised from the films to make the character sympathetic to the audience, i.e. proving Moore's point), as is the criticism about his obsession of fame and repeatedly noting how famous he is, much of which echoes complaints by EnsembleDarkhorse characters in the books. While it may be deconstruction to turn him flat-out into the antichrist, this critique of the character was certainly not originated here.

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** The Antichrist's personality in Century:2009 ''Century: 2009'' as a paranoid teenager confused about his destiny and confused about being a PinballProtagonist by as well as his mentor status as a pawn in his mentor's plans is more or less consistent to the {{Wangst}}-y arc of his [[spoiler:''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the character in Book 5 Phoenix]]'']] counterpart (which was pointedly excised from the films film adaptation of said book to make the character sympathetic to the audience, i.e. proving Moore's point), as is the criticism about his obsession of with fame and repeatedly noting how famous he is, much of which echoes complaints by EnsembleDarkhorse characters in the books. While it may be deconstruction to turn him flat-out into the antichrist, Antichrist, this critique of the character was certainly not originated here.
7th Feb '18 12:55:50 PM nanakiro
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** After all those years of decrying fantasy stories as inherrently Satanist, the most well known target, [[spoiler:old Potter himself]], is ''literally'' the Antichrist.



** Many fans of the series, and InUniverse Severus Snape, have long seen Franchise/HarryPotter as a trust-fund kid coasting off the sacrifices of better wizards and a VanillaProtagonist and PinballProtagonist, and yes, to the extent that he was a two dimensional character, his traits largely involved [[{{Wangst}} wangsting]] about his life, and yes the WorldBuilding wasn't one of most thought out of the era, but the series also had a lot of rich characters and concepts (such as Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Remus Lupin) as well as a lot of cool concepts and ideas, not all of which should be swept aside. And as for representing the summit of modern franchise and blockbusters (which Moore says is repetitive, dead, and regurgitating cliches), many would wonder why Harry Potter is attacked when it is an original IP developed in the late-[=90s=], made into a series of films that haven't been remade at the time Moore was writing.

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** Many fans of the series, and InUniverse [[spoiler: Severus Snape, Snape]], have long seen Franchise/HarryPotter [[spoiler:Franchise/HarryPotter]] as a trust-fund kid coasting off the sacrifices of better wizards and a VanillaProtagonist and PinballProtagonist, his superiors as well as an [[VanillaProtagonist unassuming]], [[PinballProtagonist leash-drawn]] protaginist, and yes, to the extent that he was a two dimensional character, looked flatter than his traits largely involved co-stars, yes, there were complaints about [[{{Wangst}} wangsting]] unneeded moaning]] about his life, especially in certain installments, and yes the WorldBuilding wasn't one of most thought out of the era, but the series also had a lot of rich characters and concepts (such as [[spoiler: Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, and Remus Lupin) Lupin]]) as well as a lot of cool concepts and ideas, not all of which should be swept aside. And aside from that long list of complaints, the character wasn't without his noble qualities either. And as for representing the summit of modern franchise and blockbusters (which Moore says is repetitive, dead, and regurgitating cliches), many would wonder why Harry Potter [[spoiler:''Harry Potter'']] is attacked when it is an original IP developed in the late-[=90s=], made into a series of films that haven't been remade at the time Moore was writing.
5th Feb '18 9:48:15 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* {{Narm}}: Let's just say that the effects used for Mr. Hyde weren't that great at the time of the movie's release and have not [[SpecialEffectsFailure aged well]] since.
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