20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Review

Even if people aren’t a fan of science fiction, chances are they have seen the 1954 Disney movie, or at least heard of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In my review of Around the World in 80 Days, you probably picked up on the fact I’m only lukewarm on Jules Verne’s writing style. On the other hand, I’ve read a few different Steampunk books that use Captain Nemo as a character, so I wanted to go back to the original source to learn a bit more. About the Book It all begins with the mysterious disappearances of various vessels in 1866. Many believe a giant sea creature is … Continue reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Review

Cinema for Steampunks: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Film (2003) Review

I honestly can’t remember any other time this has happened to me, but I think the movie is actually BETTER than the books it is based on! It takes the best elements of League of Extroardinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 and a smidge from Vol. 2. But the plot is totally different from either in the end. About the Movie The movie begins when armed men attack Allan Quartermain (Sean Connery) in Africa. Though he’s on shaky ground with queen and country, he answers the call. Soon, he’s in London and face-to-face with a mysterious agent for the crown known only as “M” (Richard Roxburgh). He meets the other members … Continue reading Cinema for Steampunks: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Film (2003) Review