At first I thought it might not be bad. But when the special effects and less-than-thrilling action began to appear and the immaturity of the script became apparent, I realized that my first thought was a mistake.
Personally, I expected a gentlemanly and intelligent story from this film. Partly because it is based on a British work, but also because I was fed up with American films that were all showy special effects and not very interesting stories. However, I have never seen the original of this movie, but perhaps it was not as American as this movie. I thought it was an intelligent and great movie, but it was all special effects and action. As the movie progressed, the value of the movie gradually diminished.
Another reason is that there was nothing intriguing about the story. None. Nothing. The foreshadowing that was scattered in the beginning of the film was collected without any interest. No matter how much action was developed, it just ended with "huh". It was half-hearted, boring, and not as enjoyable as I would have liked.
Interesting movie, but they both acted like there stuff don't stink throughout the whole move. Which made it for me not to buy in to them or there characters. Acting was really dull and so were them and there jokes. Awful movie.
Not to be confused with Josh Whedon’s more recent Marvel Movie the Avengers is a re-imagining of the classic English TV show that featured the effortlessly cool Patrick Macnee alongside his numerous sidekicks, that most famously included the stunning Diana Rigg.
From the outset one has to wonder whether anyone involved with this film even bothered to watch the original 60’s version as it completely lacks the kind of wit and eccentricity that made it such a cult classic. I think its time Hollywood started to leave these types of things well alone.
This has nothing do do with Marvels Avengers. It is based on the superb and entertaining British TV series from the 1961-1969 with a revival from 1976-77. Adaptation wise this is in the top position for the worst adaptations of source material and comparable with The last Airbender. Both are slightly more than an in name only adaptation and the hearth, soul and humour from the original is gone. Also it is usually high ranked in worst of all time movie lists. It is simply poorly written, the story is unimpressive, the characters fail to entertain or are hilarious out of place. I want to mention that fans and non fans of the original are on a common ground here. They fail to grasp the concept of the series and entertaining movies. The show and characters deserved a better adaptation. John Steed is up there in style, intelligence and capability with the best agents in fiction (has also great humour). Emma Peel was an icon. A strong, capable and independent women (not seen often at the time). It was nominated for nearly all worst awards and won two (unfair for me because it earned more;-). I will stop bashing here and will say you should watch the TV series instead. The seasons with John Steed and Emma Peel are regarded as best. Remark: The tone from the first season is different. Also John Steeds companions change from time to time. There are (later) some fantasy or science fiction elements in some episodes and other take a more grounded approach. The mixture of action, good stories, humour and characters made this show great.