History YMMV / TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen

24th May '16 9:22:59 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depictions]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor instead of being a loyal, competent ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].

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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depictions]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor instead of being a loyal, competent ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter self-pitying, school-shooting chav strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].



** The same applies for people who enjoyed the trolling of James Bond, even by Bond fans who felt the character was so overexposed they found this revisionist version entertaining. The fact that Jimmy is so hilariously bad at his job and a bungling wimp makes him less of a TakeThat and more of a dark DeconstructiveParody for Bond fans.

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** The same applies for people who enjoyed the trolling of James Bond, even by Bond fans who felt the character was so overexposed they found this revisionist version entertaining. The fact that Jimmy is so hilariously bad at his job and a bungling wimp who can barely get laid makes him less of a TakeThat and more of a dark DeconstructiveParody for Bond fans.
24th May '16 9:20:35 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depiction]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitorous murderer instead of being a loyal, competent BadassNormal ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].

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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depiction]] depictions]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitorous murderer traitor instead of being a loyal, competent BadassNormal ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].
24th May '16 9:18:18 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depiction]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the anti-christ]].

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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depiction]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor, traitorous murderer instead of being a loyal, competent BadassNormal ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the anti-christ]].Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].



* TakeThatScrappy: People who disliked [[spoiler: Literature/HarryPotter]] or who liked it but felt it was overrated in esteem and especially found the title character less interesting than the supporting cast enjoyed Moore's takedown of it in Century Vol 3. The same applies for people who enjoyed the trolling of James Bond, even by the character's fans who felt the character was so overexposed they found this revisionist version entertaining.

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* TakeThatScrappy: People who disliked [[spoiler: Literature/HarryPotter]] or who liked it but felt it was overrated in esteem and especially found the title character less interesting than the supporting cast enjoyed Moore's takedown of it in Century Vol 3.
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The same applies for people who enjoyed the trolling of James Bond, even by the character's Bond fans who felt the character was so overexposed they found this revisionist version entertaining.entertaining. The fact that Jimmy is so hilariously bad at his job and a bungling wimp makes him less of a TakeThat and more of a dark DeconstructiveParody for Bond fans.
10th Mar '16 11:15:34 PM Eagal
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* GeniusBonus: Pretty much every damn page.

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* GeniusBonus: Pretty much every damn page.%%* GeniusBonus
27th Feb '16 9:27:20 AM nombretomado
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*** And they're all working at the behest of a mysterious government figure. The only ones that don't match are Thor and Hawkeye [[note]]unless you include Quartermain, who is a crack shot, or reformed thief Skinner (assuming MCU Hawkeye shares that part of the comic version's past)[[/note]], but other than that, one almost expects Quartermain to yell "[[Film/TheAvengers League, Assemble!]]"

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*** And they're all working at the behest of a mysterious government figure. The only ones that don't match are Thor and Hawkeye [[note]]unless you include Quartermain, who is a crack shot, or reformed thief Skinner (assuming MCU Hawkeye shares that part of the comic version's past)[[/note]], but other than that, one almost expects Quartermain to yell "[[Film/TheAvengers "[[ComicBook/TheAvengers League, Assemble!]]"
19th Jan '16 8:04:10 AM GothicProphet
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Shane West (Sawyer) currently plays Michael in ''Series/{{Nikita}}''. It's a little bit funny, because Peta Wilson (Mina) got her start as the lead on ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'', of which ''Nikita'' is a remake

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Shane West (Sawyer) currently plays Michael in ''Series/{{Nikita}}''. It's a little bit funny, because Peta Wilson (Mina) got her start as the lead on ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'', of which ''Nikita'' is a remakeremake.
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15th Jan '16 12:14:36 PM DreamerCynist2
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*** Jekyll: A mild-mannered Doctor who, at times, transforms into his large, super-strength alter ego.
*** [[spoiler:An attack on the heroes' cool transport by the prettyboy bad guy and his inside knowledge, and he's working for an even more dangerous foe.]]

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*** Jekyll: A mild-mannered Doctor who, at times, transforms into his large, super-strength super-strong and ferocious alter ego.
*** [[spoiler:An attack on the heroes' cool transport by the prettyboy pretty boy bad guy and his inside knowledge, and he's working for an even more dangerous foe.]]



* RetroactiveRecognition: Shane West (Sawyer) currently plays Michael in ''Series/{{Nikita}}''.
** Somewhat funny, because Peta Wilson (Mina) got her start as the lead on ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'', of which ''Nikita'' is a remake

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Shane West (Sawyer) currently plays Michael in ''Series/{{Nikita}}''.
** Somewhat
''Series/{{Nikita}}''. It's a little bit funny, because Peta Wilson (Mina) got her start as the lead on ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'', of which ''Nikita'' is a remake
13th Jan '16 5:54:18 AM DreamerCynist2
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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depiction]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants]].

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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depiction]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants]].anti-depressants who becomes the anti-christ]].
8th Jan '16 3:58:26 PM DreamerCynist2
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** The ''Century'' trilogy is very divisive amongst readers, with some hailing it for its more experimental qualities, well-done characterization, and the many [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] that occur. Others slam due it due to Moore's [[NostalgiaFilter virtually all modern culture]], [[NewMediaAreEvil thematic antiquarianism in a series that had once critiqued that kind of thinking]], [[CreatorsPet Orlando, a two-note character who seemingly exists only to provide]] AuthorAppeal and his [[ShallowParody mean-spirited]] treatment of [[Franchise/JamesBond modern]] franchise [[Franchise/HarryPotter characters]].

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** The ''Century'' trilogy is very divisive amongst readers, with some hailing it for its more experimental qualities, well-done characterization, and the many [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] that occur. Others slam due it due to Moore's [[NostalgiaFilter attitude towards virtually all modern culture]], [[NewMediaAreEvil the indulgence in thematic antiquarianism in a series that had once critiqued that kind of thinking]], [[CreatorsPet Orlando, a two-note character who seemingly exists only to provide]] AuthorAppeal and his [[ShallowParody mean-spirited]] treatment of [[Franchise/JamesBond modern]] franchise [[Franchise/HarryPotter characters]].
14th Dec '15 1:18:16 PM FF32
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** Once ''Century: 2009'' finally revealed the Moonchild's identity, many fans of [[spoiler: Harry Potter]] objected to the entire storyline not necessarily because of Moore's treatment of the character, but because it wasn't nearly as interesting as it could have been. If Moore had managed to rein in [[AuthorOnBoard his hatred of today's pop culture]], and [[ShallowParody had actually familiarized himself with the character enough to make his portrayal feel authentic]], it ''could'' have been a genuinely fascinating look at youthful rebellion, the paranoia of the post-9/11 world, and [[BecauseDestinySaysSo the conflict between destiny and free will]]. Instead, [[spoiler: Harry]] is just portrayed as a one-note [[TeensAreMonsters foul-mouthed teen with an attitude problem]]. Regardless of how you might feel about the source material, that's hardly the basis for an interesting villain.

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** Once ''Century: 2009'' finally revealed the Moonchild's identity, many fans of [[spoiler: Harry Potter]] objected to the entire storyline not necessarily because of Moore's treatment of the character, but because it wasn't nearly as interesting as it could have been. If Moore had managed to rein in [[AuthorOnBoard [[WriterOnBoard his hatred of today's pop culture]], and [[ShallowParody had actually familiarized himself with the character enough to make his portrayal feel authentic]], it ''could'' have been a genuinely fascinating look at youthful rebellion, the paranoia of the post-9/11 world, and [[BecauseDestinySaysSo the conflict between destiny and free will]]. Instead, [[spoiler: Harry]] is just portrayed as a one-note [[TeensAreMonsters foul-mouthed teen with an attitude problem]]. Regardless of how you might feel about the source material, that's hardly the basis for an interesting villain.
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