Charlie's Angels

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An action-comedy that exceeded my lowest expectations is the movie based upon the 1970’s television show Charlie’s Angels. The movie begins with a man clutching a bomb, throwing a wealthy computer genius out of a plane, then jumping out after him. Enter Charlie’s Angels. No, they don’t fly up and save the day. Actually, it’s much better than that. The first angel, Alex (Lucy Liu) shows up and defuses the bomb in mid-air, then the man with a bomb, the computer genius, and Alex drop gently into a boat driven by the second angel, Natalie (Drew Barrymore). Once on the boat, the mask is pulled off of the computer wizard revealing not a man, but the third angel, Dylan (Cameron Diaz). At this point I thought I was watching Mission Impossible or James Bond. The Angels find out through Bosley (Bill Murray) their so-called supervisor that they are to protect the real computer genius and keep his superior computer technology from falling into the wrong hands. Nata lie’s job is to stay close to him, while Dylan and Alex try to find the man responsible for the attempted kidnapping. The movie should be over when the Angels find out who the bad guy is, but there’s actually a twist to this very thin plot. In fact, the plot is so thin that if I had my sight, I could see right through it. Of course, most of the men who watch this movie won’t care. They’ll just want to see three sexy women wearing high heels, skintight leather and T-backs. This film is excruciatingly shallow and obviously lacks originality. It is, however, full of energy, non-stop action, and silly one-liners. This is a fun film if you don’t take it too seriously and I give it a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.