The Avengers (1998 movie)

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The Avengers is a 1998 American action and spy movie. It comes from the British television series of the same name.

Plot[change | change source]

John Steed, the agent of the Ministry, completes a training course. Dr. Emma Peel gets a phone call telling her to go to a gentlemen's club. She meets Steed for the first time there. The two head off to the Ministry to meet Mother. Mother tells them the Prospero project-a try to change the weather-was sabotaged by Emma Peel. Dr. Peel says she's innocent. She is then sent to work with Steed to find the real suspect.

Steed and Emma follow a lead to the Wonderland Weather. It's a business that creates heat or other weather with a special machine. Steed and Emma find two dead men in teddy bear suits. Members of a secret organization led by Sir August de Wynter wear teddy bear suits to disguise their identities. However, one of them looks like another Emma Peel. Steed arrives in time to save the real Emma Peel.

Steed and Emma go off and visit de Wynter at his mansion. But then, they are attacked by mechanical bees. Alice, a Ministry agent, helps Steed and Emma flee. However, de Wynter catches Emma as she tries to escape though finds herself trapped.

It is later revealed that the other Emma Peel is a clone. Father and the Peel clone catch the real Emma Peel. They're angrily met by Mother. Mother is then incapacitated.

Father and Peel's clone take the real Emma to a hot air balloon. Father and Peel's clone die when the balloon crashes and explodes. Invisible Jones learns de Wynter is using the Prospero instruments on a secret island. Steed and Emma arrive at the island to stop him.

Cast[change | change source]

Critical response[change | change source]

The Avengers was hated by many movie critics. The Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a 5% rating, meaning "rotten".[1] The Metacritic rated the movie at 12/100. That rating meant "overwhelming dislike".[2]

The movie won two awards: one Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Remake or Sequel, and a Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Resurrection of a TV show.

Awards[change | change source]

Award Category Nominee Result
Razzie Award Worst Picture Jerry Weintraub Nominated
Worst Director Jeremiah S. Chechik Nominated
Worst Screenplay Don Macpherson Nominated
Worst Actor Ralph Fiennes Nominated
Worst Screen Couple Nominated
Uma Thurman Nominated
Worst Actress Nominated
Worst Supporting Actor Sean Connery Nominated
Worst Original Song Storm Nominated
Worst Remake or Sequel Jerry Weintraub Won
Stinkers Bad Movie Awards[3] Worst Picture Nominated
Worst Director Jeremiah S. Chechik Nominated
Worst Actor Ralph Fiennes Nominated
Worst On-Screen Couple Nominated
Uma Thurman Nominated
Worst Actress Nominated
Most Annoying Fake Accent Nominated
Worst Supporting Actor Sean Connery Nominated
Worst Resurrection of a TV Show Jerry Weintraub Won

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Avengers". The Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  2. "The Avengers". The Metacritic. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. "1998 21st Hastings Bad Cinema Society Stinkers Awards". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved March 30, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)