Charlie’s Angels (2000) – movie review

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Movie Review by Nigel A. Messenger

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell
Director: McG

Once upon a time there were three little girls…who grew up into Charlie’s Angels. Yes finally the series has been revived into a huge budget blockbuster movie. On TV the Angels started out with Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson, then replacements came along in the form of Tanya Roberts, Cheryl Ladd and Shelley Hack, all at various times in the show, so now we have the stars of today – Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu – all picking up as the new angels but this time it’s firmly tongue-in-cheek.

The story, well it’s sort of irrelevant really, supposedly stolen computer software that matched voices like DNA signatures, threaten people’s freedom, plus they’re after the elusive Charlie. Mix that all up and the plot is there somewhere! The thing is it’s not really about the plot, it’s about a fun movie, lots of tit and bum shots, a killer soundtrack and one action sequence after another. There are some very good ‘Matrix’ style fight sequences, Bill Murray does a better Bosley that Bosley and Charlie is still the voice of John Forsythe.

All of the actresses who play the Angel’s really seem to get into their parts and have fun with them and there are some good out-takes at the end of the film.

Just put your brain away and look at the Angels, er I mean enjoy the film. It really is a great film and that’s all it’s meant to be.

4 out of 6 stars