'Thunderbirds' Are Go, To Uneven Reviews By Michelle
July 25, 2004 - 9:16 PM

The first reviews of Thunderbirds, directed by Jonathan Frakes (Riker) - who also helmed Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection among other movies - are mixed, with some critics praising the enthusiastic campiness of the production while others complained that even such actors as Ben Kingsley and Anthony Edwards were stiff and unimpressive.

In this live adaptation of the cult classic television series, evil mastermind The Hood (Kingsley) sends Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton) and his four eldest sons into outer space, then attempts to steal the Thunderbirds craft in their absence, leaving Tracy's youngest son to put matters right.

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