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Every now and then Hollywood tries to test moviegoers patience by releasing pap that no reasonable citizen of the United States should bother to watch Nevertheless discerning viewers are constantly bombarded by films that should never be made One terrific example of a movie fitting this description is Jeremiah Chechiks 1998 release The Avengers which stars Ralph Fiennes and a beguiling Uma Thurmann The premise is interesting enough but then one must take into account the fact that it is based on an old TV series starring actors who could uh act The movie version of this television classic is sadly the cinematographic equivalent to songs that should never be remade such as the most recent White Stripes song Fell in Love with a Girl remade by the horrific Joss Stone Yes The Avengers represents a great part of what is wrong with twentieth century film First of all before one decides whether or not a plot is believable they must understand the basic plot The movie does not however contain a discernable plot and if youre a moviegoer unfamiliar with the premise of the television show you can bet you will be lost amid the fantastic leather swirling colors and the Matchbox 20 look-alike actors with bad eye makeup Film critic Latirsha Adams asserts this in her 1998 review of the film Even though I was familiar with the grand television program that was The Avengers the plot of this movie made little sense I can only imagine what folks who havent seen the movie are thinking Adams 4 People who want to see plotless films are lined up for Paul Thomas Andersons latest annoying character study not a film purporting to be the best cult film of 1998 I have an interesting question what film school in the United States or any other country for that matter teaches students that overacting is in fact good acting From the heavy-lidded Rob Thomas look-alikes angry
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