435. Charlie’s Angels

Background info

435-charlies-angelsTitle: Charlie’s Angels
Director: McG
Year: 2000
Run time: 1hr 38m

“Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu star as the captivating crime-fighting trio who are masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts. When a devious mastermind embroils them in a plot to destroy individual privacy, the Angels, aided by their loyal sidekick Bosley (Bill Murray), set out to bring down the bad guys. But when a terrible secret is revealed, it makes the Angels targets for assassination.”

Live blog

3:12 – “Another movie from an old TV show.”
6:35 – Trust Drew Barrymore to be the troublemaker.
9:37 – Jeez, how does anyone wake up with that much energy in the morning?
10:38 – It’s Joey!!!
12:36 – Loving the rock hard muffins. It went through the door!
16:48 – Palm Pilot!
25:53 – They are definitely an effective team. Even if they’re not quite winning, they’re good at stopping each other from getting dead.
28:53 – Yay, racing!
34:02 – Definitely didn’t think when we started watching this, that we’d see two people playing chicken on a bridge with race cars.
35:00 – Ew, don’t like the look of the gelatine fingerprint sensor.
38:08 – Bonus Melissa McCarthy! How long has she been around??
41:04 – Drew Barrymore looks well dorky as a man.
46:19 – Shake and bake!
53:25 – Souffle rage.
1:07:00 – The Chad! I love how things keep coming back around in this movie.
1:16:21 – Loving Billl Murray’s ineptitude.
1:18:52 – I mean, that actually was the Matrix, right there.
1:28:05 – Cameron says Charlie weird.
1:30:07 – There’s definitely a drinking game in every time there’s a song with Angel in the lyrics.

Conclusions

Charlie’s Angels was the next entrant in our experiment to see if not-particularly-challenging films can perk you up of an afternoon/evening, more than a nap would. And, it’s fair to say, that the experiment has so far been a two-for-two success.

But the film itself? That was an odd one. It’s really not a very good film. Terrible story, the worst special effects, and not a particularly good script either, but somehow it works. You just get to know and love the characters, the three girls and Bosley, and they do interact well with each other. By the end, you are rooting for them to win the day.

It’s so bad it’s good, maybe.

Rating: 3/5

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