February 12, 2004

LXG

Every time I try to watch LXG (which I rented from Netflix) I fall asleep. I can stay awake for about 15 minutes, and then I just drop. The story is horrible. The dialogue is horrible. The acting is so-so. The effects are medium-good. Peta Wilson is not vampirish enough.

Is it as bad as The Hulk? Just the fact that I have to ask that question speaks volumes.

Posted by James at February 12, 2004 12:56 PM
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Yes.

I saw it at The Patriot and felt ripped off.

Posted by: David Grenier at February 12, 2004 12:58 PM

You know, Patriots and "ripped off" has such a weird connection, post superbowl and all...

Anyway, I liked that movie, it wasn't so bad. Not great, but enjoyable.

Posted by: Bil at February 12, 2004 2:46 PM

Bil,

Perhaps you misunderstand. I saw it at a local $2.00 movie theater called The Patriot in East Providence. Actually, I think when I saw it The Patriot was only $1.50. I still want my money back.

Posted by: David Grenier at February 12, 2004 4:23 PM

As I was watching it, I could see how it grew out of a comic book limited series (I think it was a limited series).

I could tell it had elements I loved from comic book series'. However, they didn't work in a film. The turnarounds, the surprises... it wasn't engaging enough.

I'll still try to finish watching it because there are some decent visuals. But I can't recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: James at February 12, 2004 4:36 PM

I read the graphic novel and I can recommend it. Lots of imaginative stuff in there. I haven't seen the film adaptation yet but I'm told it resembles the comic in the same way that the current Michael Jackson resembles 1970's Michael Jackson. Tom Sawyer never made an appearance in the books and the female lead was a much different character.

Posted by: Mike at February 12, 2004 5:29 PM

Just a (not very good apparently) joke, DG. I've been to the Patriot in EP.

Posted by: Bil at February 12, 2004 7:03 PM

James, read the series. It's excellent. Very very good stuff. As for the movie? Well, by all accounts it's a disaster. There was no Tom Sawyer, and there was no Dorian Grey either. Also, Qutermain was found by Mina Harker strung out on Opium in China and is still an addict. Mina is the leader of the team, not Quatermain, but that wouldn't have gone over well with Sean Connery.

Skip the movie. Read the mini-series.

Posted by: Rui Campos at February 13, 2004 11:59 PM

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