They say that the average American household has declined in the last few decades. Morality has taken a back seat to entertainment. People spend more time and money on staring at a screen of various sorts than they will give to help others in true need.
Regardless of what you may think of those statements, one thing seems particularly evident these days. Class is a thing of another millenium. True high class and refined tastes are more of a rare find.
In Hollywood, they are becoming extinct.
With underpaid screenwriters threatening a strike, and talentless actors demanding exponentially more money, the inbred world of Hollywood continues to implode.
The two bit production of Charlie's Angels is one more example of the extinct nature of decent entertainment.
Starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu as the 3 Angels supposed to be based on the original TV show of the 1970's, the movie is anything but.
Bill Murray starring as Bosley (the silly representative of Charlie who is the liason between Charlie and the girls) is pretty much heretical, if you are a fan of the former TV show CHARLIE's ANGELS
BASIC PREMISE OF THE MOVIE
Plot? Not much. The 3 cheap trampy bimbos who seem to be a cross between the SIMPSONS, BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD, and CLUELESS characters are asked to save a guy from kidnapping and get back the technical secrets stolen as a result.
So they kickbox their way out of things, charge like a bad MATRIX attempt and act like 3 chicks out to be as slimy and low life as you can get.
Drew Barrymore looks more like "JOSIE GROSSIE" from NEVER BEEN KISSED than any kind of hip detective.
Cameron Diaz acts more like Pookie( is that the dog's name?) on GARFIELD comic strips than a person you would want in your company let alone to save your life. So, she does a lot of unbelievable handsprings and stunts. Big deal.
Lucy Liu is , well, acceptable as a kick boxing detective, but her ethics and class is bottom of the barrel. She attempts to be the brains of the operation. She is just slightly higher than the rest. Perhaps her oriental look gives her that small edge. She is tolerable.
Bill Murray as Bosley? The original Bosley was annoying. Bill Murray can not even pull that off well. But, running true to his boring form, Bill Murray does about as well as I expected.
There is a lot of blowing up. Unrealistic superhuman scenes of brainless trashy women flying through the air and bashing huge guys while non-chalantly talking on the phone or doing some other thing.
The clothes were mildly interesting on occasion. Once in a while. Nice black dress. Hard to bore me in that department, but they did it in this movie.
Quite frankly, it disturbs me to even discuss this film more than I have to. It merits no more than I HAVE to give it.
The insinuations, bold sexual slurs, trashy comments and obsession with every topic being a potty or genitally related topic is insulting, boring and disgusting. This falls way beneath 7th grade humor.
It seems that the assorted groups of writers used to make this film were most likely found incarcerated in a local jail. Or perhaps to be politically correct, they were from several jails around the country to make it more ecumenical.
After washing myself off from the slime of such a low rate picture, I did manage to see a bright side. If the Hollywood writer's strike does take place, perhaps all of the incarcerated people can make a significant contribution to society.
Not a good one, but significant anyway. Then they could donate the income to charity. Like to help abused and assaulted women?
Or the children who will be subjected to such assaults as having to watch such substandard junk......
Maybe start a CHILDREN'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND for all of the little boys that are brought up on sexual assault charges for quoting the vile lines they saw in this movie to the little girls they know. Think of the possibilities....
I would not recommend this to my worst enemy. May give them ideas on how to assault, insult, abuse or molest more people - especially in the department of degrading women.
Viewing Format: VHS
Video Occasion: None of the Above
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age
Special Effects: Well at least you can't see the strings
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