Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

July 14, 2019 - This second movie in the first big-screen reboot of the hit TV series features lots of action, plenty of costume changes, and cameos galore. Other than blowing stuff up and giving the hottest Hollywood celebs of 2003 something to do, there doesn't seem to be much point to the PG-13 film. McG, who directed the first Charlie's Angels movie in 2000, is back for more. So are stars Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz.

Barrymore, Liu, and Diaz play Dylan, Alex, and Natalie, the current trio of angels working for Charlie at the Townsend Detective Agency. Bernie Mac is Bosley. The angels are tasked with finding and retrieving two rings which contain the key to the real identities of everyone in the government's witness protection program. Their competition is someone who wants to sell the rings to whichever organized crime family will pay the most for them.

I know. It all sounds very convoluted, like it can't possibly be real. But, if you suspend belief long enough to buy into the plot, you'll have no trouble accepting that the angels can blend in anywhere at any time thanks to an extensive wardrobe; that they can get from one location to another faster than you can say "Charlie!"; and that their friendship conquers all.

Overall review: ** The unrealistic action come at you fast and furious and is just barely enough to overcome the nonsensical plot. It's also kind of fun to see which celeb will show up next for a cameo. Are there better ways to spend 1:45? Sure. But there are also ways that are a lot worse.