Quick Review: The Avengers (1998)
The Avengers (1998)
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, and Sean Connery
Directed By: Jeremiah S. Checkik
Written By: Don MacPherson
I was going to do a full write up of this movie on Friday, but with recent current events, it felt a little inappropriate. However, I didn’t watch this thing to not given an opinion on it, so here’s a quick one.
There are movies that you hear that are bad and when you finally watch them, they aren’t all that bad. Then there’s The Avengers. Everything you heard about this particular film is true: it’s a complete mess. I do admit that I have never seen the television show that this is based on, but from what I gather, it was a very witty show. The movie version is not. They do try, but the dialogue never approaches anything that resembles intelligent. Rather, there seems to be a groan worthy line a minute. It’s THAT bad.
There is a very talented cast involved, I will say, but nothing clicks at all. Everything is forced, especially the love story between Fiennes and Thurman. We’re talking Attack of the Clones bad. At least with that movie, we had quite a few lightsabre battles to watch, Instead with The Avengers, we have scientist dressed up as giant teddy bears (why? I don’t really know) and robotic bees for the, “Oh, we need to have a chase right about now” scene. Yeah. Definitely avoid this if at all possible. It’s not “it’s so bad that it’s entertaining,” it’s just dreadful. One good thing? Well, Uma Thurman does look good in all of the numerous outfits they put her in, but that shouldn’t be surprising at all.