No amount of re-editing, no number of re-releases, NOTHING can save this movie from being bad. A movie so bad, subsequent sequels ignore it's very existence. (Not that the sequels are good) Buy it only if you want to fill a collection.
I viewed the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen through my Vudu account. When I selected the movie through the HD selection format through Vudu, I expected to see the movie in full view of my television screen, not on my laptop. I wrote Walmart.com concerning the problem I was having concerning the format process and how error messages were displayed on-screen. To paraphrase, the error messages stated, I needed to make a lower format selection from my HD setting I ordered. I was not pleased. Nonetheless, I made the lower setting as suggested. The error message STILL would not NOT load the movie.\n\nI paid a visit to Walmart.com and entered into the web site to inform them about the error messages I was receiving. My first e-mail I wrote informed them concerning the format HD and SD accordingly and how I wasn't receiving any strong enough signals. I quit the web site for a half an hour and came back to the site again to pay a visit to see if there was anything done--nothing. Please bear in mind, that I had paid $15.08 tax included, for the movie.\n\nI quit the web site again and came back. I wrote a second time. This time there was a link for me to visit the movie through my laptop computer at Walmart.com. Watching the movie through the laptop was the ONLY way for me to receive my money's worth from a $15.08 purchase.\n\nThe incident was very poor service and I would not recommend purchasing ANY movies from Vudu until you receive adequate format technology support. You too, may wind up viewing ALL your movies through your laptop.
It's not too different from the non-Bond action thrillers of the same era, in which company it falls well short of the top film, North by Northwest. Plenty of period charm, though, and a few of the Bond franchise's most Austin Powers-esque moments.
Unfortunately , you can't always find the movies you're looking for in your own Walmart. thank goodness for being able to ship from one store to the other. Easy and convenient , a little slow on delivery compared to say Ebay , but worth the wait because you know what you're getting.
For those of a sentimental turn, there is the delight of watching young Connery romancing the ineffably wholesome Janet Munro, a couple of years before things turned nasty for Commander Bond at Crab Key with the somewhat more knowing Ursula Andress.
Although these two movies are old they are still very enjoyable to watch. The actors are very good and with the computer enhanced movies that are made today these two are realistic and could very well happen tomorrow.
A perfectly adequate Hollywood movie, even classy and entertaining at times, but, despite De Palma's brilliant set piece which reworks the Odessa steps sequence from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, this is disappointing stuff.
It would be nice to see Connery doing something intrinsically interesting instead of trying to make something inherently dull entertaining. And it would be good to see Snipes cut loose more than he is able to here.