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Been reading The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The film should never have been made.

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BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
why is the book better than the movie?
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Because the movie was insultingly dumb an in no real way reflected the original story.
It replaced Mina as the leader with Quatermaine all because Sean Connery wanted to play the hero (not an ageing opium addicted has-been), gave Mina over the top vampire powers (no where seen in the novel. She's recovering from her assault from Dracula- but that ordeal is too subtle and boring for the target audience) and took out all the horrific content to make it more family friendly I suppose. It was hashed and rubbish (apart from Jason Flemyng's performance). They just shouldn't have bothered making it. If you'll read it you'll see why. Unless you love the film. Then sadly you might be disappointed or hopefully enlightened. It's a chalk and cheese kinda thing.
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BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
look I watched the movie and I liked it a lot. Then I read the book and all I was really filled with was sex, drugs, and cannibalism. I guess I just didn't care for it for its crudeness and such. That's just me though. I also think if they changed up the names or the name of the movie calling it something like the Guild of Talented Individuals, it might have been better as its own movie from the league and not judged as harshly. I prefer the movie over the book though I do love Alan's Moore attempt to try to fit all literary characters into one universe to make them real in some form or another. I also love the concept more than anything else.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That's the problem. The film was so misleading that if you watch it, you're not going to enjoy the story for what it really is. No one is aware is how much more adult the source material is because you've been given the 'diet' version of the story. You have perfectly made the argument for why it should have never been adapted into the film, but then you can say that about any film adaptation that deviates away from the original source.

I agree with you it would have been a better idea to re-brand it but re-branding it would have been just as insulting to Alan Moore's hard work. It's great that you liked it, and I'm not saying you shouldn't. I'm sure a lot of people do, but it's not a good adaptation and the characters are all the more un-extraordinary because of it. I too love Alan's ability to cram in all those lovely literary easter eggs. Its great to read the companion along with the actual comics. It's a great concept.
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BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I do to but I looked up stuff for the league and so forth,  I just felt Alan added to much sex, drugs and such for me to really enjoy it at all but I love the concept for concept sake. I actually thought it would have been more interesting if mina had led the league instead of quartermane in the movie. That's the only thing I would have changed about the movie. I also like chatting about the league and so forth. I'm also creating a league rpg.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I believe he was just being authentic to the time. It was pretty grim back then, but I agree some of the violence in it is super brutal (Mr. Hyde- jeez!). But it's a fantastic series. 
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BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
plus did you know that Jekyll was a large guy? When he became hyde he became smaller and more crooked and evil and liked the ladies a lot plus they suggest in the story that he did evil things but no suggestion other than maybe being a rapist perhaps but its left ambiguous. The invisible man was power mad and crazy so not sure about his motives for going to a girls school raping them. I'd have thought he would have been more productive with his time. Plus I think Allan and Mina would have been alright and captain nemo as well but I don't really know how invisible man and Jekyll would have been incorporated into the group. They would have made better villians than allies. Allan moore could have used other characters. Its another reason I liked the movie, they didn't have the original invisible man, no they put a thief who took the potion.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yes I did, it's beautifully explained in the second book why Hyde is represented so large. As is our Invisible man conundrum ;) Though I warn you, you have to have a strong stomach for what happens to both of them. You like War of the World's right?
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Hergman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
seen the film, read the comic.
film is better, especially with how they handled this character.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm going to politely disagree. Big massive nope from me. There was no development to this character in the film, completely sidelined to make way for Mr. Connery and turned into a ridiculous vampire. Lame.
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Hergman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
which is still way better than the comic book
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Explain.
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Hergman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
well, i feel that the film, by giving her vampire powers and her chemistry talent, actually justify her belonging in that team.
in the book, she didn't had any special talent or power to justify that.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Its very sad they had to bombast her character with super powers instead of letting her develop into the leader she became in the comics. She was already a justified member of the team by surviving Dracula and knowing how to deal with the monsters she worked with, but then subtlety in a strong female character is never Hollywood's strong point.
I see how it'd be easier to portray her character like the way they did in the film but it's tripe compared to the comic. Would have been so much better if they stayed true to the story and not make crap up as they went along.

So sad.
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I have never seen a character equally molested in any other production xD 
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kidvelociraptor Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
What film? There's no film... *ahem* >_<
I love those comics, I love Miss Murry (Murray?) & I love this picture! I just like to pretend there was never a movie by the same name; just as there was no Matrix II & III, & no Star Wars Episodes I-III. I may live in a fantasy world, but I like it in here; more class, less stupid. (Also; naked ladies. EVERYWHERE.)
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grimseeker123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Love this comic...Hyde is my fave.
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Lumivalko Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, at least the film had Skinner. And the world would be a bleaker place without him! x3
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saminal625 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
but i thoguht it was a decent movie {super powers and all}

nicely done!
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grimseeker123 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I'm and Edward Hyde woman all the way. Tho Mina has to be close to favorite. Gotta love her facial expression here! Extraordinary Job!
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Bethebelle13 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, really the book's that much better? Now I'm going to go find the book lol
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vashperado Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
great face!
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Dark-Angel-Marie Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ive never read it is it way better than the movie? wait why am i asking this of course it is duh! she my favorite character! awesome job by the way!
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raygirl Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I actually quite liked the film :3 *avoids bricks* LOLZ

That's one sexy bun...and her hair is nice too ;D
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thats cos you aint read the awesomness of the graphic novel! Wish I could bun it like that!
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raygirl Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
yeah, work that bun! :3
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SophieFreak Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
:? There is a book, too? I only saw the film, and I pretty liked it. I even red the classic "invisible man" after watching, but I had no idea it's based on a book... Who wrote it? (I hope it's avalible in my country, too...)
BTW, your art is brilliant :D
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
The film is based on a graphic novel by Alan Moore and its pretty amazing.
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owlivetree8 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I thought the film was great so the book must b amazing! uv inspired me to read it :)
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kkcrow Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've only seen the movie (and liked it a lot). But now I feel like reading the original work, too :00
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Intro23 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
so cool : O n____n
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Captain Janeway????? :confused: And yes, the movie was an insult to the book! :shakefist:
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rodentfanatic Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I like how you shaded her scarf!
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JohanneLight Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree with you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love those piercing eyes. Very impressive. :)

And I agree. The movie was rather underwhelming... Although it did spawn "The League of Extra-Horny Gentlemen." ... Just sayin'. :XD:
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VeggieMomentum Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
god i feel dumb asking this but... OH MY GOSH THERES A BOOK???? i feel so gyped
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Ale-L Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool doodle... Wait... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen IS A BOOK?! I didn´t know... is it good?!
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DarkEvilGrossologist Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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xXxMiZuMiXmIkOxXx Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's gorgeous!
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SamGorsuch Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student General Artist
haha awesome!!
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J3V1L Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's worse, I understand, is that if you look in the movie, all the Lead characters were trying to one-Up each other.
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Fatelin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
It is Mina from Dracula...like years later...in a different story...lol.
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ShadowsHeir500 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Oh, for some reason I thought this was Miss Mina Murray from Dracula. The spelling difference should have been the first thing to tip me off. ><
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Snowstripe-kitty Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
i love that film :P
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SleepingDrone Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
So do I!
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FriendOrPhantom Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
i agree. i LOVE the graphic novel, but i HATE the movie.
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Scarlett-Vendetta Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely hated the movie with a passion. Thank you for restoring Miss Mina Murray to her former glory. :D I love the strength of the eyes here.
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Carsis Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
And to think here I am wasting my time with HP lovecraft ;)
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am one of those horrible people who actually enjoyed the film; but I've never read the book.
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usagimangafactory Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
saw the movie..... wasn't great :P but I'll definitely look into the book :)
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