Inspired by the 1960s UK television show, whose reputation for wit, sophistication and a deliciously insinuating streak of sexual perversity is entirely deserved, this big-budget bore looks lovely but is so miscalculated that you can't help but wonder
whether anyone involved had ever seen the original. The plot is profoundly silly: Flamboyant loony Sir August De Wynter (Sean Connery) plans to rule the world by controlling the weather and the Ministry -- a hush-hush cabal of eccentric spymasters -- dispatches dapper John Steed (Ralph Fiennes) to
stop him. They also suspect that one of their own, gorgeous meteorologist and jill-of-all-trades Dr. Emma Peel (Uma Thurma...