Stephen Norrington's intriguing vastly underrated action-packed fantasy adventure which is based of the graphic novel by Alan Moore. It takes place in an alternate age during the 19th century where a gathering of a team of notorious and extraordinary figures culled from great adventure literature which includes the legendary adventurer Alan Quatermain, played sensationally by the great Sir Sean Connery, the vampiress Mina Harker, played compellingly by Peta Wilson, the cunning Invisible Man named Rodney Skinner, superbly played by Tony Curram, the infamous Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, impressively played by Jason Flemying, an American secret service agent named Tom Sawyer, well-played by Shane West, the seafarer inventor genius Captain Nemo, nicely played by Naseeruddin Shah, and the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, solidly played by Stuart Townsend, they are called upon by Queen Victoria to form a secret team and combine their unique skills and special powers to stop a mysterious psychotic mastermind villain named the Phantom, from turning the nations of the world against one another and starting a massive World War. Astute direction by Norrington, with marvelous production design by Carol Spier, and striking cinematography by Dan Laustsen. Highly entertaining with exciting and inventive action sequences, terrific visual effects, and best of all Sir Sean Connery's charismatic game performance, which marked his last on-screen film appearance before his retirement. Highly Recommended.