Saturday, March 18, 2006

"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" review

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Directed by McG

Writing credits Ivan Goff

Cameron Diaz .... Natalie Cook
Drew Barrymore .... Dylan Sanders
Lucy Liu .... Alex Munday
Bernie Mac .... Jimmy Bosley
Crispin Glover .... Thin Man
Justin Theroux .... Seamus O'Grady
Robert Patrick .... Ray Carter
Demi Moore .... Madison Lee

You know, if loving "Charlie's Angel's: Full Throttle" is wrong, I don't want to be right! This movie is FUN. Hollywood had lost its way. The Angels brought it back. Thank the Lord. Do you like seeing beautiful women play dress up, tell cheesy jokes, and do impossible fighting stunts? Me too! I must see that scene in the Treasure Chest bar again. Who can turn the world on with their smiles? And their whips and leather and gyrating...

This movie is in love with 80's pop music and with other movies. The soundtrack would have to be a triple album to squeeze all the tunes in. Barrymore is the metal chick who falls in love easily. She's LIVING ON A PRAYER and doesn't care about her BAD REPUTATION. Diaz is the clumsy ditz who loves to dance to MC Hammer or whatever else is playing. OH MICKEY, YOU'RE SO FINE! Liu is the queen of stoicism who should always have a whip in her hand. This VENUS had me WALKING ON SUNSHINE because it's ANYWAY YOU WANT IT. Suffice to say, all the Angels are hot and look great in whatever wacky outfit they decide to throw on.

I lost count with the number of movie references. "MI-2" was spoofed on the movie ticket to the premiere. Barrymore's former bad boyfriend should have been called Max "Cady" O'Grady. I think I even caught a bit of "The Blues Brothers" when the Angel nuns hit the orphanage. "Come closer."

There's no real need to go into the details of the movie. It's got something to do with stolen computer chip rings and the Angels changing outfits a lot. A bunch of action set pieces are strung together by some brilliant clue gathering that would shame Batman. "This bird poop means something. It means it's time for a costume change! Surf's up!"

One last thing, the Angels better look homeward to Heaven and pray to God that they look as good as Demi Moore when they hit Angel pension plan age. Mmmmmm...More Moore!

SCORE: 3.5 out of 4 Angels

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