Sean Connery's best action movie since "The Rock
Monday, February 18, 2008
The improbable logistics of the exciting new Sean Connery science fiction adventure saga "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" won't stand up to scrutiny. Meaning, moviegoers who nit-pick at flicks probably won't appreciate this special effects laden extravaganza. For example, when our intrepid heroes cruise into Venice, Italy, circa 1899, aboard the fabulous submarine 'the Nautilus' of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" fame, they should have run aground. Under actual circumstances, those scenic Venetian canals don't draw enough water to accommodate a sub. Later, Tom Sawyer of Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" performs the impossible as he races along straight stretches of street in Venice. You can wheel around in circles without accident, but those claustrophobic Venetian roads aren't straight enough for him to pull off those "2 Fast 2 Furious" stunts. Indeed, virtually everything in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" qualifies as wholly unbelievable, so hard-core realists won't buy a bit of...