The classic British cult TV series from the 1960s reached the big screen in this glittering but not terribly coherent 1998 production. British Ministry agent John Steed investigates the diabolical plan of Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. One of the suspects is the scientist, Dr. Emma Peel, but Steed eventually falls in love with her and they team up against de Wynter. Although the sets are dazzling and visual effects often imaginative, the story and acting are weak. Fiennes is fairly stolid as Steed, Thurman super hot physically but all wrong personality-wise for Peel, and Connery phones in his villain. A full hour was cut from the film after test screenings, so the 89-minute result may have lost much of its connective tissue. In any case, it's a poor tribute to the wacky, cheesy but loveably offbeat original. Fiona Shaw, Eddie Izzard, Eileen Atkins, and John Wood are among the cameos.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
This is about a British secret agent, John Steed. He is assigned to work with a doctor, Emma Peel, who worked on a top secret government project to control weather as a means of protecting England. When her lab was destroyed, they thought everything else was too. A very evil genius, Sean Connery, a man obsessed with the weather, is out to control the world with his weather machine. He doesn't care how many people have to die. The two heros act with typically cool British personas, and are the only ones who can save the world.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ed Phillips