Famous literary characters serve as superheroes of a sort in this steampunk thriller. A sneaky terrorist calling himself THE Fantom, seeks to disrupt the balance of power in the world, so he might profit from the ensuing chaos. Instead of striking fear, the phony Fantom simply annoys The League, and now they have a mission―to stop the freak at all costs. But. (Almost a surprise.) It turns out that he is not a freak and not everyone is as they claim to be.
An interesting premise posing as a futuristic period piece. I bought it because it features the indomitable Sean Connery. Otherwise, it’s just a lot of rushing around, a great deal of novelty, and very little substance. None of the actors are given much to do. Most of them didn’t appear to be enjoying themselves, regardless.
I like it for all its numerous flaws and foibles. It’s crap. But it’s fancy crap.