Movies that are slightly off.
Dangerous missions are the bread and butter of the Thunderbirds, a high-tech secret force employed by the government. Led by Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton), the Thunderbirds are at the top of their game, but their nemesis, The Hood (Ben Kingsley), has landed on their island and is attempting a coup by using the team's rescue vehicles. He'll soon discover that the Thunderbirds won't go down.
Okay, you've got a time machine to 2003 and a visit to Jonathan Frakes. You tell him two things not to do with his Thunderbirds remake:
1) DON'T shut out Gerry Anderson.
2) DON'T make a film just for dumb kids.
You return to 2012. You learn he still did both of those things. You sit and cry.
"Ooh, I wish I could be a Thunderbird one day. Thunder turd!"
Holy mother of God this is bad.
The slapstick violence is accompanied by slapstick sound effects.
Lady Penelope sounds very sexual in this movie; especially to her chauffeur. There is a scene when she takes out the wire in her bra and whispers to him "It's not like I needed it anyway".
Wow, this is still a kids movie.
And another thing, the THUNDERBIRDS ARE ONLY IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES OF THE FILM, THE REST OF THE TIME THEY ARE STUCK IN SPACE!! SO IT'S NOT REALLY A THUNDERBIRDS MOVIE, IT'S A MOVIE ABOUT SAVING THE THUNDERBIRDS! DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T LET THE ORIGINAL WRITERS OF THE SHOW HAVE ANY SAY? THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS!
Too many cheesy thumbs-up shots, not enough awesome Bill Paxton.
Too much of the annoying kids, not enough of Lady Penelope and her Lady Penelopes.
Not enough thunder, and not enough of the bird.
Fun, live action update for the classic TV puppet show. Decent cast and visuals, one for the kids with just enough nostalgic feeling to keep the grownuips interested.
Not sure why I chose to watch this film, and once started not sure why I kept going. Probably hoping it would get better. It isn't absolutely terrible, however it is so predictable and unrealistic that it isn't funny... oh, and it isn't funny either. Ben Kingsley looks almost embarrassed to be there.
A bloody awful version of the classic TV show that captures nothing of the source and is instead a blatant rip-off of Spy Kids. Very deservedly flopped.
Oh cheer up you grumps, when you're 7 years old this is basically Citizen Kane.
I was disappointed. I had no expectations, but was still disappointed. I loved the series, but this really had no relation to that.
initially, it only deserves about 2 stars, but i gave it the pity half because i literally grew up on this film.
Prefer the puppets but except for the screeching kids there are some very good visual segments.
Ruined my childhood heroes.
Sidelines the IR team through most the movie and focuses on iritating kids. No credit for Gerry Anderson unless I slept through it.
So, I don't know how I discovered the original Thunderbirds, but I did. I don't know why I thought they were cool. Maybe because they were unique. I didn't know there were several other marionette shows in the 60s. Anyhow, I got re-excited about International Rescue after playing the new Thunderbirds board game. I then found that they had finally released all the episodes in one set (versus the expensive two or three disc sets they released in the past). I snatched that up and started watching. This then led me to this remake/reboot. They set this up as essentially a prequel to the television show (although not completely) by making Alan a bit younger and not on the team…
Thunderbirds has very little to be credited for aside for some fine special effects, a mere handful of good performances and a memorable Busted song. But it’s a film that has dated very badly, and is right to be riduculed by the fans. At times I was more invested in some of the side ‘characters’ and what their stories were about (there was a kid going to hospital because he got his head stuck in a pan. Spin-off please), and the comedy tends to falter. It’s not a terrible film, but it’s far from a good one. At best, it’s passable. Here’s hoping itv’s attempt at rejuvinating the series will be more successful and actually good.
Too much Jeff and Alan. Not enough Vergil.
All the films listed in the B.F.I. book "British Trash Cinema" by I.Q. Hunter.
I've added a quite a few…
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