Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Being the huge fan of team-ups that I am, I was instantly drawn to the concept of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I love the idea of so many great fictional characters crossing over in one big story, and the creative team of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill pulled it off incredibly well. The stories featuring this team are dense and rewarding, chock full of literary references in the script and art, and make the reader want to seek out the tales that these characters originally starred in. The movie version is a major departure from the comics, and people looking for a faithful adaptation will be disappointed. I have to admit that if I disassociate it with the Moore/O'Neil stories I kind of enjoy it on a popcorn movie level, It was nice to see Sean Connery back for one more action role.