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Avengers, The (1998)

Reviewed By Ryan Arthur
Posted 08/18/98 16:14:44

"Fans of the show'll be very pissed. As it is, I'm just pissed."
1 stars (Total Crap)

Another reason to hate Warner Brothers.

Where do I begin?

It's tough to find something even remotely good to say about this movie. The plot is stupid (Oh no! A guy in a kilt is taking over the weather! It's a sequel to Twister!), the editing and continuity are shite, the dialogue is bland, the "jokes" are lame.

Even three extremely capable actors can't save this flick. Uma drones on, trying to be sexy in a subtle way, and Ralph Fiennes is just plain uninspired. What could've been a fun role is horribly underdone. Same goes for Connery. It was a meaty role, and over the top was expected (it's become the norm in good vs. bad movies for the villain to be a ham) but Bond's not the least bit menacing or even interesting. Thurman and Fiennes have zero chemistry.

It's not the eyesore that Batman & Robin was, but it's still pretty cheesy.

Save your money. There's a reason it had no advance screenings.

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