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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle /

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover
Directed by: McG
Produced by: Leonard J. Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen
Written by: John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley
Distributor: Columbia Pictures


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     Who needs intelligence when you can have three very sexy women being projected onto a screen that’s a hundred times your size, right in front of you? I’ll leave you to think, and drool, at that thought.

     Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle is a delectable follow-up to the charming original 2000 spin-off of the hit old television show “Charlie’s Angels.” This sequel is bigger, sexier, and more fun than its predecessor, though not nearly as well executed. Sure, it basically consists of the exact same material showcased in the first, but it’s so entertaining, anyone human won’t be able to resist having such a good time. Full Throttle may be a big, dumb, blockbuster summer-movie, but it’s a grand one. I can’t think of any other incidence this year that I’ve had at the theatre that was as entertaining as watching deliciously involving popcorn flick. I won’t even attempt to complain about Full Throttle, and I don’t think many other audience members will. This is one wildly rockin’ good time of a ride.

     There is, really, no story or guidelines that the film follows—and there’s no need for them. Sure there’s a tiny little dorky sub-plot about a series of murders and stolen rings that hold government encrypted information on them, but Full Throttle is really about stunning visuals and loud, booming noises. It’s all ridiculous and silly, but who cares? This is Charlie’s Angels were talking about here! The special effects are amazing, and the stunts are amusing to watch; the cast and crew accomplished exactly what they set out to do. I could watch Full Throttle a hundred million times and never get sick of it during one of them. Hot babes, psycho action, and loud seventies music—who could ask for more?

     The entire cast is back, aside from Bill Murray, who has been replaced by Bernie Mac because of his awful performance in the first film. The three girls: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu have still got the good old angels charm that the millions of us witness while experiencing the first film. As a team, the angels are boldly sexy, comically genius, and awesomely entertaining and ambitious, once again. If and when a Charlie’s Angels 3 hits the market, I’ll be interested to see if the three actresses can dish out the same, fresh appeal as they did in this film and the first. Diaz, Barrymore, and Liu aren’t alone on the cast of Full Throttle, though. Crispin Glover and Luke Wilson return from the original film, along with newcomer to the franchise, Demi Moore. Moore is excellent as the villain of the flick, and her character provides a few great twists for the movie.

    Director McG, who used to have a career making music videos and not movies, keeps new energy moving throughout the entire picture—one thing that is vital to the success of Full Throttle. As crazy and nuts as it may appear, the action in this movie is really what fuels it. McG does a wonderful job at keeping us interested and on our feet for the near two hour duration. For what it suits, his work proves that he’s done his job.

     Full Throttle is top-notch summer fun. The angels are one of the most engaging trios, ever to be seen on film. This crazy sequel should be one of the biggest blockbuster hits of the summer, and will be well deserving of all of the money that it makes. Get ready to rock, roll, and have a good time at the movies this season—Full Throttle will lift you from your seat. This is a cheesy, fun film that will, without a doubt, satisfy all people who go and see it. The question you should be posing to yourself, now, is: what show are you going to buy tickets for?

-Danny, Bucket Reviews