| Charlie's Angels (2000) |
A lot of men are sucked into seeing this movie thinking that they will see some skin of three hot and sassy women. But they're getting something different.
Maybe that was a fair description of the Charlie's Angels series of the late 70s, but the movie has turned down right militant. It is just 98 minutes of male-bashing. The pattern is always verbal put-downs followed by physical assault.
There are a number of stunts ripped off the James Bond movies, but performed not quite as well or as colourfully.
The trade-off of putting up with an anti-male theme in order see some pretty women is a poor bargain. I didn't find the leading women, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, or Lucy Liu to be particularly attractive and especially not after they open their mouths.
Bill Murray plays a weak role with little to say.
The ideal audience for this film would be lesbians, since they could appreciate the skinny women and also the man-hating message.
- Reviewed by Paul G
Rated: PG-13 for violence and sexual innuendo.
Duration: 98 minutes