Tuesday, 7 June 2005


I saw The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse last night. I’m a big fan of them, but the film wasn’t as good as it could have been. If you don’t know the basic plot, the characters from Royston Vasey come to life when they discover that the LoG are about to kill them off.

It’s like 3 ideas in one film, they never seem able to settle on what way to go, as a plot set in 1690 also takes up a large chunk of screen time. There are certainly a few laughs, and although they did avoid the trap of other TV shows into movies (which they cheekily reference) it just wasn’t as good as it should have been. It seems more like a companion piece to the TV series when it should have been a stand alone movie. Still I’m sure they’ll be back with another soon.

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