The Avengers

The Avengers

Written by Don MacPherson

The Prospero Project is an ultra top secret experiment keyed to learning how to control the weather. The leader of the scientists heading the project is Dr. Emma Peel. It is going well until someone has stolen the secrets and destroyed much of the laboratory and the evil-doer is apparently Mrs. Peel! Joining with John Steed, she must prove her innocence and stop the villains. Starring Ralph Fiennes as John Steed and Uma Thurman as Mrs. Peel, with Sean Connery playing the bad guy, this truly horrible film bears some resemblance to the original series, largely the names of the characters, but otherwise is totally forgettable. The novelizations, on the other hand, is quite well written, taking into account that the underlying plot was despicable.