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[challenge entry] The Avengers


much bigger

From left to right:
- Dr David Keel (1961)
- Mike Gambit (1976 - 1977)
- John Steed (1962 - 1977)
- Tara King (1968 - 1969)
- Emma Peel (1965 - 1968)
- John Steed (1998)
- Purdey (1976 - 1977)

From the The British Empire Strikes Back challenge. See all 92 entries (closed)

(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:32, archived)
# *swells with heroic patriotism*
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:39, archived)
# See below.
I think my swelling may be due to Diana Rigg. o_O
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:40, archived)
# not a lumley fan, then?
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:46, archived)
# Top hole!
Talking of, the thought of Diana Rigg as Black Widow is making my the base of my tummy go all fizzy. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

The pic of Gambit is wonderfully smug - perfectly in character.
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:39, archived)
# thanks!
that's why I added the bigger version - she's disappointingly small in the 400px wide one :-)
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:48, archived)
# Woo
:D
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:41, archived)
# Nice shield, Steed.
Also: This is the exact reason why the film was named 'Avengers Assemble' in the UK.
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:41, archived)
# I almost used that one
but this made more sense. Guess they'll be calling the sequel 'Avengers Assembled'?
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:47, archived)
# The 3rd one will be 'Avengers Arguing About Tea Money'
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:55, archived)
# Lumley/Thor hybrid is confusing...
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:45, archived)
# she has
massive hands
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:49, archived)
# never seen the new one but I know I'd hate it

mmmm Purdey
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:48, archived)
# you're right
it's pretty awful, Fiennes and Thurman are totally lacking in warmth. Sean Connery is bizarre too, the only decent characters are the secondary/minor ones.

It has maybe one nice if basic sequence: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBPDG_0MQYI although the uploader isolated the music score.

They cut the film to shreds in editing to get the running time down to 90 minutes, so it barely makes sense. None of the trailer footage made the film at all. No idea if a 'directors cut' would be a better film, but it would have to be a more coherent one.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO9asQS3rUQ
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 13:04, archived)
# sheez...I didn't know connery was in it :/
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 13:08, archived)
# Mrs Peel?
We're needed!
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 12:59, archived)
# Most awesome!
(, Mon 14 Jan 2013, 13:45, archived)