Charlie's Angels (2000)
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.
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
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.
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