I will be reviewing Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, so if you are planning on seeing it, but haven’t yet, do not read any further.
Is Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle all that it is cracked up to be? I would have to say depends. I enjoyed the movie, but I didn’t think it was as good as the first one. The stunts in this one were good, and it is evident that someone put a lot of thought behind them, but they were so over the top, that I had problems suspending disbelief (something I usually have no problems with).
Some of the chase scenes were good, and as with the first moive, there was lots of skin, good humour, and dancing to old 80’s tunes.
Character development was pretty sketchy this time. I knew that Bosley (Bill Murray) was now Bosley (Bernie Mac), but they never gave a good clear description of how or why the change occurred. I thought Bernie’s role was horrible. Bring back Murray!!!!! There were a few characters that were given too much screen time, were totally extraneous, and took away from the movie. Some of the subplots were difficult to follow, and distracted too much from what was happening. One key event in the movie was something that I never picked up on until after I left the theatre. I think it was supposed to be noticed by everyone, but it was far too subtle.
I was quite taken aback by how much Prodigy they used for background music. Makes me want to go buy that album again (my first copy was stolen a while back).
In all, I would say this movie was alright, and maybe worth seeing in the theatre if you have some money to spend. If you are penny pinching, save your money.
The final note was that I felt the volume in the theatre was a little too high. Picky I know, but when I spend that much money to see a movie, I want my money’s worth.