Charlie’s Angels (2000)

“Never send a man to do a woman’s job.” – Vivian Wood

Number of Times Seen – Twice (26 Oct 2000 in theater and 12 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – The angels are sent to try and recover secret voice recognition software that has been stolen.

My Take on it – This was a movie that was part of a string of big screen adaptations of hit TV shows from the 60’s and 70’s.

I recall the hype around this film at the time yet don’t truly recall whether I liked the film at the time or not.

They are able to make this premise seem like a more action thriller than the original TV show was and that both helps and hurts things because of the way they deviate from the original idea.

The film has a fun cast with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as the three angels.

In addition, their three boyfriends are played by Matt LeBlanc, Tom Green and Luke Wilson, who are quite fun to watch.

The villains, played by Sam Rockwell, Tim Curry and Crispin Glover are also fun to watch.

Bill Murray is superb as Bosley because he plays the character so well by balancing humor and seriousness along the way.

The biggest problem with this film tho is the fact that the story itself is quite weak and it doesn’t feel powerful or intriguing enough for this kind of premise.

The opening scene sets a great tone for the film and definitely makes it feel like a female Mission Impossible (1996), but even that isn’t enough.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Drew Barrymore bought the screen rights to Charlie’s Angels (1976) prior to this movie being filmed – a decision that earned her an estimated $40 million for the first movie, and a possible $80 million for the second. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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