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Mrs. Peel, we're needed. Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman and Academy Award winner Sean Connery star in this big-screen update of the 1960s cult television favorite featuring the exploits of pair of super hip super spies--The Avengers. John Steed (Fiennes) has been called to investigate some very strange goings-on in Her Majesty's kingdom: The weather seems out of control, foul, deadly--even for England. Someone is controlling the weather to bring the world to its knees. Everything points to Sir August De Wynter (Connery), former Ministry man, very rich, very odd, entirely too smart. Now, preparing to fight fire with fire, Steed pairs with the unflappable Mrs. Emma Peel (Thurman), a master of jujitsu, a doctor of meteorological science and a body made for haute couture. Two amazing secret agents. One diabolical madman. Conditions are dark. The forecast is deadly. Tea, anyone?
© 1998 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Critics Consensus: A TV spinoff that lacks enough energy to spin, The Avengers is an ineptly written, woefully miscast disaster.
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Common Sense Says
Lackluster spy spin-off has sexism, some violence, language.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Avengers is an action-adventure movie based on the popular '60s TV spy show, and features peril, mild violence, and constant innuendo. An all star-cast finds British agents John Steed (Ralph Fiennes) and Dr. Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) teaming up to stop evil genius Sir August de Wynter (Sean Connery). The violence includes punching, shooting, and sword fights. A female character is also drugged with the intention for sexual assault implied -- although the attack doesn't materialize. A mainstay of the original TV show, the constant innuendo and sexism feels outdated with the "jokes" failing to land. The language is infrequent, but there is use of "arse" and "bastard," and one use of "f--k." Characters drink alcohol -- but no drunkenness is depicted -- and cigarettes are smoked on occasion. The plot is muddled and difficult to follow, and the action and banter fails to capture the fun of the original, which could lead to viewers -- particular a younger audience -- losing interest.
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- Genre:Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
- Release Date:August 14, 1998
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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