The Cell
Öga rött, Ett

Charlie's Angels (2000)
Action,Comedy,Adventure
USA / English
"Get Some Action "
Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Cameron Diaz Natalie Cook
Drew Barrymore Dylan Sanders
Lucy Liu Alex Munday
Bill Murray John Bosley
Sam Rockwell Eric Knox
Kelly Lynch Vivian Wood
Tim Curry Roger Corwin
Crispin Glover Thin Man
Luke Wilson Pete Komisky
John Forsythe Charles Townsend (voice)
Matt LeBlanc Jason Gibbons
Tom Green Chad
LL Cool J Mr. Jones
Sean Whalen Pasqual
Tim Dunaway Flight Attendant
Director: McG
Producer: Drew Barrymore,Leonard Goldberg,Nancy Juvonen
Writer: Ivan Goff,Ben Roberts
Silly, but quite enjoyable if you're in the mood.
Three little girls have become three little ladies who work as special agents for Charlie (via intermediary Bosley). When they are contracted in to get evidence of Roger Corwin stealing the kidnapped Eric Knox's voice recognition device. The agents are successful but Knox turns out to have more sinister motives and the angels find themselves fighting to protect Charlie and Bosley.

Yet another in a line of film remake's of old TV shows, in the words of LL Cool J `yet another remake of an old TV show'. However this just about succeeds for one simple reason – it never tries to take itself seriously. This works because it can be camp, silly and OTT because we know it's meant to be. The plot is OK and has some reasonable twists but really the jokes and action move it along. The silliness can get a bit much at times and is a little tiring.

For example we have far too many shots of the girls tossing their hair, and too many scenes that mean nothing. Eg a high speed car chase ends on a bridge but it has no reason for happening and nothing happens as a result. The fights are very OTT and are very much a matrix rip off – they are only just saved by the tongue in cheek attitude of the film. But even then they still silly.

The cast are OK but really they are just playing daft. Rockwell is really good and Bill Murray saves the whole film by being really funny. Tom Green is in it because his girlfriend felt sorry for him and wanted him to be in a film that got shown in a cinema outside of the US, however his character is stupid and pointless. Wilson is good and LL Cool J makes a good cameo, but Tim Curry has been better.

Overall it's enjoyable if you're in the mood for silly popcorn trash. If you're not in the mood this will only serve to irritate you at how poor Hollywood blockbusters can be.

Personal
Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
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Movie
Imdb rating: 5.6
Musician: Alan Merrill
Running time: 94 min (cut version)
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2