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Do not see this movie. Do not be fooled by the cool looking trailers that were released, for this movie only utilizes about half of the neat special effects shown therein. For $60 mil, you'd think they could have spent some dollars on a script of some sort. The false accents used by Fiennes and Thurman gave me a headache. The plot is a jumbled disaster including huge bear suits that are never explained or justified. Also a cleverly placed F-word really didn't fit, and was also in bad taste. It was also the only curse word in the entire movie. In conclusion, DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE!! I left with a headache from all the confusion and from hearing everyone talk about how bad the movie was.
It DID seem odd that, on opening day, there was not a review in sight (that
I could find, at least). So much for taking chances.
Uma, Ralph, Sean..... seemed like it HAD to be a winner, so what happened??? ? It was in internal battle, as beginning 20 minutes into the film, I had to fight every urge in my being to stay planted in my seat, as that's just how I felt; plant-like. The characters (and I DO mean ALL OF THEM) were dull, uninspired, vapid. Somewhere between people and cartoon characters, with the lustre of neither. The action is anticipated, as there's nothing else to look forward to, and then the action arrives with a dull thud! The dialogue.....Now, I'm old enough to have seen the original airings of the TV show, and can appreciate the attempt of the writers to simulate the sort of dry, yet snappy reparte and subtle sexual tension between John Steed and Emma Peele, but sadly, it not only fell far short of campy TV offering, the dialogue was so flat and understated that you were never quite sure whether they ever even spoke to one another. Visually? One word....blah. I won't even attempt to give creedence to the story line (what story line?)
So, in short, nothing to look at, nothing to listen to, nothing to think about. On my way out of the theater, (before the credits had a chance to roll) I turned to the guy behind me.... "Is it me, or was that just awful?" I asked. After a short fit of laughter, he replied "I can't believe how bad it was. I'm never going to another film based on the premise that it has great special effects. From now on, I'm only going to movies with real people in them!" Sadly, I knew exactly what he meant. RATING=1.
The only spoiler that i will give you will appreciate. I will save you the 90 min you spend watching this movie thats if you make it through the entire movie, ready here it is. This movie may be the biggest piece of crap Sean Connery was ever attached to and I saw Outland. So please Don't rent borrow or speak of this movie. Just remember big piece of crap. If you've already seen this movie, I'm sorry I realize that you want that 90 minutes back. and to think that this movie was set to run for 2 hours and 10 minutes. Uma you should be ashamed of yourself Mr. Fiennes shame on you as well. Poor acting, Poor story line. All very week. Poor people that had to sit through this on a date or movie night at home. Poo on you movie makers for releasing this crap at all.
The Avengers is possibly the worst movie ever, if you are reading this
and have not seen movie then I strongly advise that you don't see it,
the first half is boring and so is the second. When I hired this I
thought that it wouldn't be fantastic but it would be OK, I was dead
wrong, it was terrible. The avengers was boring and the villain was
probably the worst villain EVER! He was someone who had a machine that
could control the weather, how unthoughtful.
The story was absolutely terrible and the acting was extremely poor, I don't mind any of the actors in this movie but this was them at there worst. From 20 minutes in to the film I wanted to take the DVD out but I couldn't bring my self to do it.
I believe that mixing a British spy movie with a movie involving super villains is just an absolutely terrible movie, the audience would rather watch James Bond or Spider-Man. I also do not like the idea of having a British super villain (no wonder the villain could only control the weather).
In conclusion, The Avengers is boring, lame, pointless, what ever you want to call it but just don't hire it.
One would think that combining Ralph Finnes, Uma Thurman, and Sean
Connery, you could get a pretty decent movie out of it. Am I right?
Well it just so happens that these three great actors have come
together to form one of the worst movies ever made! This is no joke!
There is a scene where they all dress up in teddy bear suits. TEDDY BEAR SUITS!!! The great Sean Connery, James Bond himself in a Teddy Bear suit. It's madness! This isn't worth renting, buying, or even talking about. With a very thin plot and nothing to really hold onto, this movie was horrible. It's a disgrace to the movie industry. Shame on you Jeremiah Chechik. Shame on you!
This has got to be one of the worst movies of all time, there is not
one thing moderately OK with this movie. What a waste of a good cast as
well (Sean Connery, Uma Thurman, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Broadbent). Sean
Connery is, I'm afraid to say, pretty awful as well as the special
effects (Even Doctor Who can come up with better, and that is saying
Sean 007 Connery plays a whacked out weirdo, Sir August de Wynter (Who in the hell would have a name like that) who plans to destroy the world with a weather machine, or something like that.
Please for your own sanity miss this one out and whatever you do, do not waste any of your precious pennies buying this junk. To be honest I wouldn't even give it 1 star out of 10. Dud
If you have ever seen the 1960's series "The Avengers" after which this movie is fabricated, you will note that the original had charm, charisma, and a touch of mysticism.
The Avengers(1998)has not even a moment of fortunate nuance.
A lot of guys are ga-ga about Uma Thurman. This is mainly because she has long legs, and is frequently naked in her various films. Her most famous parts have been short, and very uncomplicated. As Emma Peel she is brutal. The original Mrs. Peel, played then by Diana Rigg , possessed a kittenish, yet lethal sexuality,all the while exuding intelligence and mystery as she spoke. Rigg's Peel was art, in vaguely arty times.
Thurman's Peel suffers from an uncomfortably affected British accent. Frankly, even without this impediment, Uma is just not up to the task.
Hollywood often tries to bolster bad scripts and bad ideas with what is often referred to as, T&A.
The Avengers is unique in that you can find bad writing, bad acting, and bad production, all in one expensive package. Unfortunately it is not bad enough to be camp.
....Because it's actually worse than people say. Without doubt the worst film of the 90s, which is an achievement in a way. No chemistry between Thurman & Fiennes. Connery has a funny wig. The innuendo is crude and obvious. Give it a wide berth.
This film was all action, but no script, no pacing, no clear story.
It was one giant set piece and special effect after another. Avengers is
most stupid, confusing, misguided, uninteresting, big budgeted, star
studded, poorly made excuse for a film that I have ever seen in my life.
And I mean that. This is the worst film I think I have ever seen. I have
seen some really crappy movies like Jaws 4 and Never
Been Kissed. But those are Oscar caliber films compared to this one.
Simply put, the Avengers is a mess. I have no idea what the movie was
trying to say and I could really care less. It is so inept that I
walked out about ten minutes before the end. I'd had enough. I just
couldn't stomach another minute of it.
Do yourself a favour and don't ever consider renting this. Or if you are suffering from insomnia, this will help, or if you are finding that you lack motivation at the gym and need something to help bring your anger out, this will do fine as well, or if you are short on toilet tissue.......
Let's just put it this way, I have never been in better shape in my life. When I workout now, I just think of how mad I was that I spent 10 bucks on this film and suddenly the weight feels much lighter.
Get the point, this is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, cheesy movie that belongs right up there with Plan 9 From Outer Space.
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This is the worst film ever made with good actors bar none. What were they thinking. They have assembled some of the cream of Hollywood acting talent and managed to get the worst performance of each leading roles career.It is a miracle that Sean Connery, Uma Thurman and Ralph Feinnes were all duped into thinking that this was a Stella project to work on.The direction is poor.The script is dreadful.Thurmans accent is awful.Even the effects are below par.The exec who commissioned this tosh must have lost his job after this was aired. It is so bad that it should have been puled before decent people had the displeasure of watching it. Seriously mad man taking over the world with bad weather, I know it is only fiction but how unberleiverble can you get. This film serves as a fine example that you should never under any circumstances revert back to the past. If I could put a lower score I would have done.
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