Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), to take action.
Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom". This "League" comprises seafarer and inventor Captain Nemo, vampire Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American Secret Service Agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Except for the Invisible Man, all of the characters have fallen into the public domain, which means that anybody can write about them. The same rule applies to some Golden Age comic book characters. See more »
During one of the attack scenes in the Nautilus, the whole ship shakes and topples to the left. While the tables in the room "slide" to the left, the strings pulling them can be seen clearly for several seconds. See more »
In the original theatrical release, during the opening credits when Alan Moore's credit first begins to appear on screen, it reads "Based on the COMIC BOOK by Alan Moore" but suddenly changes to "Based on the GRAPHIC NOVEL by Alan Moore". See more »
For the Swedish release, approximately 33 seconds were cut from various violent scenes in order to receive an 11 certification. See more »
For those of you who agree with me in that your main stream critics are basically worthless, a person with a thing called "imagination" is required.
I had my reservations about this film from the beginning. Was this going to be another Highland part III?
But to my astonishment this movie turned about to be great. Here are a group of characters who you would never see together. These characters have a well defined existence in the root of many of our classic novels and such.
Each of them at-odds with own demons, yet working together for a common good.
I recommend this to any body who has imagination and who doesn't "literally" take a movies premise word for word from its original reference.
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