The Avengers: Movie Review
John Steed (Ralph Fiennes) is an agent of the ministry, who works with Dr. Emma Peel (Uma Therman) in an investigation of strange happenings with the Prospero Project. This project is a weather shield or a machine that influences the weather. This machine gets sabotaged by someone and Emma is the first suspect. She is then sent by the Mother and Father of the ministry to go with John to investigate the real culprit. They discover that it is Sir August De Wynter (Sean Connery). He is obsessed with weather and its effects and he uses his power and resources to threaten Great Britain.
In my opinion this film is for the younger generation. As a movie, I thought it was very poor. It has strong actors like Sean Connery and Ralph Fiennes who gave quite bad performances and didn’t quite capture the characters they were playing. However, I think this was more to do with the very poor scripts they were given.
One of the key things wrong with this movie is that the main actors have been very badly directed. They all play the wrong roles for them. Ralph Fiennes tries to play Steed, a charismatic gentleman, but he is far too reserved. Uma Therman is far too cold as Emma and barely passes as someone who is always in command of the situation. There is absolutely no chemistry between them although the dialogue between them suggests there should be.
The supporting cast fare a bit better with seasoned professionals such as Sean Connery, Jim Broadbent and Fiona Shaw making the most of their underdeveloped parts
I could put up with the bad acting if the plot was any good, but it just falls flat and fails to entertain. It was slow, unrealistic and left me feeling disappointed. It certainly did not live up to the original series.
This movie was very badly directed and frankly was just a bad choice to remake. It should have had actors that fit the characters better and it would have helped to have more connection with the original...