The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Corrected entry: When Sawyer picks up Mr. Hyde's top hat in the alley, it is much too large, even for the enormous Hyde.

Mark Bernhard

Correction: There is nothing to indicate it is too big for Hyde. From what I saw, it's the same size hat we see Hyde wearing.


Corrected entry: When the League is exiting Dorian Gray's house to board Nemo's ship. Nemo is wearing a green suit then after five shots he is wearing a blue suit.


Correction: Nemo is always seen in the same blue outfit, it is never green.


Corrected entry: When the Nautilus leaves London, before it goes under water, the actors are all standing on deck. In the shot where Mrs Harker is talking to Dorian there are chairs on deck (which is quite remarkable for a submarine). When everybody goes inside because the submarine is about to dive, the chairs are gone. (00:39:00 - 00:40:25)

Correction: The chairs we see are where Dorian is standing. The next shots we see of Nemo having Jekyll and Skinner go inside are from a different part of the deck, where there are no chairs.


Corrected entry: At one point in movie Nemo and Quatermain meet in front of Allan's cabin and Nemo informs him that food has been served. This scene was invented by Sean Connery and Nasserudin Shah. They always considered each other the greatest of rivals in the world of movie industry, since Connery is an icon of Western cinema, while Shah is one of the greatest icons of Indian cinema. They spend 10-15 second looking each other directly in the eyes, which is the way Indians normally show respect to other people.


Correction: Why would they have considered one another rivals when they worked in completely different circles? I'd be surprised to hear they'd ever shared a costar before this film.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Sawyer drives through Venice for miles before he fires the flare and crashes the car. He would have needed hours to return to the Nautilus, but he comes back after a few minutes. (01:01:10)


Correction: We are not shown entire drive that Sawyer takes. It is not possible for a movie to show the entire drive in real time.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the Phantom is in Germany, it shows a close-up of his face before he fires the rocket. It appears that he has a contact lens in his eye.


Correction: Which, as the first contact lenses were developed in 1887, twelve years before the setting of the film, is hardly unreasonable. Particularly in a fictional world where technology appears somewhat in advance of our own.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Quatermain gains his first-hand experience with the Phantom men's automatic weapons, he calls them "automatic rifles". The first weapon using this term was the Browning BAR 1918, which saw use in World War I 19 years later. The only automatic weapons used in 1899 were machine guns like the Maxim (which was in the Victorian era used in the British army), so Quatermain should have dubbed these weapons something like "machine guns" or "machine rifles" instead of "automatic rifles".

Correction: Just because the world called them machine guns there is no reason that Quatermain, a man mostly isolated from the world, could not have called them automatic rifles.


Corrected entry: When Mina starts her final fight with Dorian, she jumps right over him, plunging her dagger into his back, and Dorian rips it out. But the mistake here is that the dagger is buried high in his back, between the shoulder blades - a position where it could not be easily reached, especially if you reach for it under the armpit. Also, unless Dorian has unusually long and flexible arms, he would only be able to get the dagger by its blade, not by the handle.

Correction: As you've said in the mistake "A position where it could not be easily reached." so Dorian could reach it if he really wanted to. Also, we've seen in a earlier scene that Dorian isn't worried about damaging his body to achieve a desired end result.

Corrected entry: There is absolutely no way that a ship the size of the Nautilus could navigate the Thames, as it does. From the hull to the top of the sail it is too tall to fit under any one of the many bridges that were on the Thames at the time without running aground, quite apart from the fact that there is no part of the Thames in London deep enough for such a huge vessel to be wholly submerged.

Correction: There is no way the sub could navigate the canals of Venice either, but it has been established that the 'universe' for the graphic novels and the film are not the same as ours, so the same rules do not apply.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: At Dorian's home you see the Fantom's men turn from behind bookcases, some have normal machine guns, some have long silencer looking things on the barrels. Why have silencers when the others have normal ones?

Correction: They only look like silencers and may not be, besides it's certainly not a movie mistake. Perhaps the silenced guns lead the attack to maintain the element of surprise for as long as possible.


Corrected entry: To see this mistake, you'll have to download one of the trailers or teasers and go frame per frame. When the grotesque muscled guy charges to Hyde, he swings his arm in order to hit him, yet Hyde is flying away even before he got hit. CGI mistake?

Correction: The rules of this site are clear. If you have to go frame by frame to see this minor mistake, it's not a film mistake.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: In 'M's summer retreat', when Hyde picks up the door to shield himself against the bullets, you can see bullet holes in the door as he picks it up, before it's even close to the path of the bullets.

Correction: After Hyde breaks the door it falls to the side, then the bad guys start firing wildly. It is more than likely some of the bullets hit the door before Hyde picked it up, therefore not a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Dorian is shot by the automatic rifle, he just stands there and takes it without so much as screaming in pain. Later in the film, when Mina and Dorian are fighting, she stabs him in his crotch and Dorian groans in pain.

Correction: People scream in pain in different situations. It is human nature.


Corrected entry: Mina should not be a vampire. People only become vampires when they die as a result of having their blood drained as a vampire. Mina survived the events of Bram Stoker's book.

Correction: The characters aren't lifted exactly from the books, they're approximations that are interpreted to fit the film's needs. You could also point out that Skinner isn't the real Invisible Man, that Hyde was physically smaller than Jekyll (and they both died), and that Dorian Grey's portrait didn't actually make him invulnerable (quite the opposite, in fact).


Corrected entry: In the scene at Dorian's home when the Phantom's gunmen appear on the balcony, Agent Sawyer is supposed to appear about five minutes later. However, if you look very closely Sawyer arrives and points his gun at the same time as the others. He is visible as he has a white shirt on. (00:23:20)

Correction: He replaces one of the stragglers on the way there, not after they have arrived.

Corrected entry: When the Germans break into the bank, one of them speaks, and the subtitle says, 'Leave one alive to tell the tale.' What the speaker actually said (in German) was, 'kill all but one.' (00:03:25)

Correction: The meanings are identical, good translations have to convey the meaning, not simply convert between languages so I see no mistake.


Corrected entry: Mina is a vampire, so why is she checking her reflection in a pocket mirror, in Gray library. When we all know vampires cast no reflection in mirrors.

Correction: This film does not follow the classical plots of all its individual characters. Mr. Hyde is actually smaller than Dr. Jeckyl, Dorian Gray had youth for as long as he lived, but he a) lived a shorter life than he would have anyway (he went mad and essentially killed himself) and b) could look at the painting as often as he liked (and he did, often, to reflect on the degredation of his soul). It never says anything about not being killed/hurt. Quite possible that in this universe, vampires have a reflection.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: At the end of the fight in the Kenyan club Quatermain pushes one guy against a rhino horn on the wall which comes out of his chest, in spite of his bullet-proof metal armor. (00:10:30)


Correction: The armor appears to be overlapping plates. It's possible that the horn got in between two of the plates.

Corrected entry: M tricks the League into forming so he can steal their special attributes from them, but while most of the League joined by choice, the film makes it clear that the invisible man was taken by force (eventually agreeing to stay because they promised him a cure). Why didn't M just take skin from him when he was captured? (00:18:00 - 01:08:15)

Reservoir Dog

Correction: He needed him to take the fall for stealing Dr. Jekyll's formula.

Corrected entry: In the scene on deck of the Nautilus where Quatermain and Sawyer practice shooting the Nautilus is lying still in the water when the camera is on deck, but visibly speeding along when seen from the point where the target balls land in the water. This happens in alternating shots. (00:42:25)


Correction: When seen from the deck, the camera is high up, and therefore looking at the sea far from the vessel, which, due to the distance, would look like it was moving much slower. Looking at the vessel from the buoys shows its actual speed.

Continuity mistake: When Quatermain arrives in London, he is greeted by Reed who leads him down some stairs. In the shot where they're going down some spiral stairs, for some reason you see a different actor (who is clean shaven) posing as Reed, going down the stairs holding the umbrella in his right hand. Then in the next shot you see the "original" actor who has a slight goatee and is holding the umbrella in his left hand. (00:13:25)

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Dorian Gray: Ah, the bedroom. Does it give you memories or ideas?
Mina Harker: Ideas. [Stabs him in the lower parts.].

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Trivia: Never in Oscar Wilde's story was Dorian Gray invincible, as is depicted in the film. Nor did looking upon his picture kill him. Dorian regularly stood in front of the painting, observing the degradation of his soul. He was only killed when he tried to destroy the picture.

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