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Plot: British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from “Mother”, investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joins forces with her to combat Sir August.
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Not great, but not the horror everyone else describes
Frankly, when THE AVENGERS was released, I wanted it to bomb–I wanted Hollywood to finally get the idea that ripping off old TV shows is IMBECILIC and almost never successful. Thus, I was happy that the movie did poorly and closed quickly. (I also took a trip to London just as the movie was released, and if you think it was ill-received here, the British took it times TEN.)
Ironically, though, it isn’t that bad a movie. Not great, but certainly not the despicable mess that most others seem to think.
It’s been called ridiculous, slow, talky, surreal. Well, what a shock, so was the original series. I’ve recently viewed the entire 1967 season (bought all four boxed sets), and the show is all those things at times. It is slow, generally, at a very langorous pace throughout most stories. It is talky, since most of the charm of the original was in the dialogue between characters. It was surreal, even ridiculous (The Winged Avenger, anyone? Eeee-urp.)
Uma Thurman does a passable job as Emma–she’s no Diana Rigg, but who is? She plays the character smart enough, although she doesn’t quite capture Rigg’s regal command of situation. Ralph Fiennes, however, misses the character of Steed quite a bit, playing him as reserved, without any of Steed’s charisma. Steed always had a quality about him that made you feel as if he woke up every morning feeling absolutely smashing–Fiennes seems to miss that.
The problem the film faces is twofold: Those of us who have seen the original will always compare the two, and a copy can’t hope to compare. Those who haven’t seen the series have no grounds to assess it on–(see some of the above user comments which begin ‘I never saw the original series…’)and since I think this series is not exactly vividly-remembered by the majority of the population (particularly the 18 and under movie-goers, who don’t have much grasp of the nuances The Avengers operated on). Frankly, The Avengers was probably just a bad choice to try to remake
(–LIKE ALL OLD TV SHOWS. Tell me one old-TV remake that has ever spawned a sequel (which Hollywood is always sure to do when something is a success)– only THE BRADY BUNCH…point proven?)
Falling for the old “edit out what the test audience didn’t like” trick
Oh, wait, that’s from Get Smart, not The Avengers.
No matter. As a longtime fan of The Avengers (since childhood), I will say, right off the bat, that this movie did not fail on all levels. If nothing else, the makers of this film understood, at least, what The Avengers was about. This puts them head and shoulders above, say, the makers of The Wild Wild West movie, who had only the most rudimentary (and faulty) knowledge of what made that series an icon of popular American culture.
They might not have been successful in the execution, but they did understand what made The Avengers tick, and if the studio heads hadn’t ordered extreme and desperate editing, we might have been able to see more of what the filmmakers imagined.
Two scenes stand out as perfect examples of this understanding: When Mrs. Peel tries to escape by running endlessly down an Escher-like staircase, and when Steed and Mrs. Peel walk on water in giant bubbles. Sean Connery’s eccentric megalomaniac (so much more interesting than a serious, conservative megalomaniac) fit right in with the The Avenger’s roster of enemies.
Whatever sense of fun the movie had (and The Avengers tv series never seemed to take itself too seriously; does anyone remember Steed being shrunk to the size of a mouse and jabbing a villain in the ankle with a fountain pen?) was destroyed when the nut jobs at the studio fell for the old “edit out what the test audience didn’t like” trick, and put a botched film on the screen. Too bad these studio honchos have such weak nerves and such short memories; will they never learn?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (original cut)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Jeremiah S. Chechik
Writer Sydney Newman (television series The Avengers), Don MacPherson
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Patrick Macnee
Awards 4 wins & 17 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (processing) (prints)
Film Length 2,442 m (Sweden), 2,460 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm