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jutuomin

Siskoid is spot on.
This movie is definitely a work from the first movie. Only problem is that everything they have decided to keep is the worst part of what worked in first movie. It is almost like someone made a parody of Charlie's Angels.
4 years 2 months ago
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Siskoid

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle takes everything wrong with the first Angels film and doubles down on it. On the face of it, it's just as silly, just as fun if you thought it was fun, and just as dumb if you thought it wasn't. It trades Bill Murray for Bernie Mack, and Tim Curry for John Cleese. There's a Shia LeBoeuf sighting, and the plot is easier to follow for the most part. And yet, still not funny. In fact, this even campier effort is sunk by sadistic moments provided by villains who are much too violent for the tone of the movie. The other problem is that the bluescreen work and CG explosions are TERRIBLE. And there are a LOT of them. The girls are flying around like superheroes and none of it looks remotely real, and I kept thinking of cheap Asylum movies. It wants to be The Matrix in the way it presents action, but at a fraction of the processing power, looks like something a fan might have made and put on YouTube. Diaz is as bad as ever, if not worse (why is there a scene of her gleefully peeing?), Liu's character loses her edge, and Barrymore's predilection for bad boys gives us a shockingly stupid scene in the climax. Made me want to throttle someone, all right.
4 years 8 months ago
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Joker of Gotham

Who really is Charlie?
2/5
12 years 6 months ago
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