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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Action & Adventure movie directed by McG

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Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle 2003

  • Mar 23, 2004
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Demi Moore in lycra, do I need any other reason to watch this movie? How about Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz or Drew Barrymore? These are all some very hot chicks and that’s enough for me.

Adapted from the writings of Ivan Goff & Ben Roberts, and directed by McG, the second time around for these glorious angels is just as fun as the first with a new lovely, Demi Moore the fallen angel [cough.....cough] and an old lovely, Jaclyn Smith as the old angel [cough.....cough]. Using the term angel and Moore in the same sentence just seems wrong, as well as old and Smith, but then, it’s only a movie.

In this segment the girls, Natalie, Dylan & Alex, are after a set of wedding rings. They aren’t looking to get married, these rings carry a secret - the new identity of every person in the famous FBI Witness Protection Program. When people from the program start getting killed, the girls realize they have to find the rings before even more disaster strikes.

I call these movies, or movies like these, what-the-Hell movies. As in, what the Hell, let’s just have a good time and make this movie. Throughout it seems like these ladies are just having one good time after another although I am sure they are covered with a few bumps and bruises after shooting is completed. Are they believable, oh good Lord no, but fun, without a doubt.

Then add Demi Moore as fallen angel Madison Lee. When she flips on to the scene in that body suit, truthfully, that should be against the law. Talk about a movie full of guilty pleasures, this is the one. And sweet little Jaclyn Smith recreates her TV Kelly Garrett, who has become almost an icon to the current angels, not exactly without eye candy either.

I got my greatest laugh when the movie opened with Bruce Willis. I thought - whoa, if Demi is supposed to save his life, will she do it? Turns out it was only a cameo appearance, don’t know why actually. He was long gone before Demi flipped onto the scene. In addition, in case you are wondering why the angels never revert to weapons in their movies, look at it this way. Would angels need a weapon? I can’t remember if they ever used any in the TV series, but Drew Barrymore is a strong anti-gun supporter, therefore no guns are used by the angels for defense. Just a little bit of trivia I know you were dying to find out.

No obnoxious Bill Murray in this go-round, Bernie Mac played the part of Bosley. As much as I dislike Murray, I did think we was a good Bosley and I really don’t like it when they change people around in ‘sequels’. It definitely throws the entire thing off balance. However no one asked me. Bernie Mac was OK in the part but he just lacked the quirk of the Bosleylike character.

Overall there is a boat load of action and flying bodies. Angels falling right and left and angels throwing people right and left. Devious little minds finding unusual ways to get out of danger and still look beautiful doing it. Could I talk just a moment about Cameron Diaz? Seriously, just how long do you think her legs are? And her dance numbers should be outlawed. Really, is a body supposed to be able to move like that? Just asking.

And Drew Barrymore, the endless pouting sex kitten. I think she will always be stuck with that little girl pouting face, as if THAT is something that is abhorrent, but her comedic timing is just great. Diaz isn’t any slacker in the comedy area either so just get over it if you think so. Finally, Lucy Liu, head to toe and front to back, stamp her illegal. I wonder just how much time these gals have to train to continue to look like they do and if they don’t have to train, I don’t like any of them anymore. I’m that shallow.

This is no brain trust movie. It’s a what the Hell movie. It’s a bag of popcorn and kick back and have fun movie. Lust at your own free will, no one will berate you for it because those body suits demand it. So grab a bud (and I don’t mean weiser) and prop up your dogs and say - what the Hell.

Thanks,
Susi




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review by . December 05, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
McG got his start making music videos and that's clearly evident in this movie which only has about thirty seconds of screen time with no songs playing in the background. Not only that, but the movie really isn't a movie at all, but is more like a bunch of comical music videos lightly stiched together through a semi-decent plot. Besides the babes, the only thing good about the movie is the plot. Unfortunately, due to poor acting, editing, writing, and directing the plot is buried beneath landfill …
review by . June 25, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Some good fun and stunts     Cons: No story stunts are beyond reality.     The Bottom Line: If you are a fan of the first you will like this, otherwise, you may want to wait for a rental.     Start with quick-cutting MTV style graphics, add a pulsing soundtrack and apply liberal amounts of T@A and you have “Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle” the latest Summer release from rising director Mc G.      The …
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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttleis a big, fun, bubble-brained mess of a movie, and that's exactly as it should be. Its popular2000 predecessorgot the formula right: gorgeous babes, throwaway plots, and as many current pop-cultural trends as you could stuff into a candy-coated dollop of Hollywood mayhem. This sequel goes one "better": The plot's even more disposable (if that's possible), the babes, cars, and fashions even more outlandish, and the stuntwork (heavily digital, heavily absurd) reaches astonishing heights of cartoon silliness. Reprising their titular (and shamelessly titillating) roles, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu are having the time of their lives, especially when sparring with ultra-buff rogue angel Demi Moore (looking better at 40 than most women half her age) and Justin Theroux as a sleazy Irish mobster. Bernie Mac replaces Bill Murray as angel-sidekick Bosley (they're step-brothers, don'cha know), which is one more indication of McG's intentionally reckless stewardship of an intentionally reckless franchise. Our advice: sit back, relax, and get jiggly with it.--Jeff Shannon
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