12. THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (2003)

Naïve comic book fans always wonder why Alan Moore hates all of the movie adaptations of his work, but then they see this colossal fuck-up and suddenly things start to make sense. Fox had the right idea in adapting Moore’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which put some of literature’s greatest heroes together on the same team to fight off evil, but the execution was simply abysmal.

The movie ignored most of Moore’s brilliant writing and basically treated the League like generic do-gooders instead of the complex, and sometimes morally bankrupt, characters that the book presented. In fact, production on this movie was so bad and the final product was such a joke that it prompted Sean Connery to retire from acting for good. Dr. No couldn’t kill him off, but director Stephen Norrington did it with ease.

 

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