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.
When Allan Quatermain first enters the downstairs meeting room at the headquarters for the League we can see Masonic symbols carved on the face of the door. The same symbol appears on the Fantom's ring, foreshadowing the Fantom's true identity. See more »
Sean Connery's character Alain Quartermain and Stuart Townsend's character Dorian Gray both jump from Captain Nemo's speeding automobile as they race through the streets of Venice, Italy. Both characters land on their feet even though the automobile they jumped out of was moving at a high rate of speed. 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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