• Publication date: April 3, 2010

A 70s Television Hit That Refuses To Die The Angels Are Back For More Butt-Kicking Action

The popular seventies television show that branched off to a successful film in 2000 is back for another action-packed installment of girl-power in �Charlie�s Angels: Full Throttle� (2003). A top notch, beautiful cast guarantees audience satisfaction.

The popular seventies television show that branched off to a successful film in 2000 is back for another action-packed installment of girl-power in �Charlie�s Angels: Full Throttle� (2003). A top notch, beautiful cast guarantees audience satisfaction. Some familiar names include Cameron Diaz of �There�s Something About Mary� (1998) acclaim, former child star Drew Barrymore, �Kill Bill�s� (2003; 2004) Lucy Liu and the late great comedian Bernie Mac as Jimmy Bosley. This is a humorous casting decision considering Bosley was depicted by Bill Murray in the 2000 iteration; little did we know that he had an identically named brother � who seems to be a few shades darker than his sibling.

Like its predecessor Full Throttle does not have a terribly clear, or solid plot to follow. The attraction, just like its seventies television counterpart is to see beautiful, scantily clad women shoot weapons, blow things up, and generally just enjoy themselves while fighting unrealistic crimes. This time the plot involves two rings stolen from the Department of Justice that when coupled together, reveal the true identities and locations of individuals in the government�s witness protection program, a safety net for snitches who fear retaliation. Why the Department of Justice would store these records in such a haphazard way is unknown but so what, part of the film�s fun is its complete absurdity and borderline stupidity.

This is particularly troublesome for Dylan (Barrymore) given that she is currently in the witness protection program for identifying a killer, who is now loose and intent on revenge. Most would agree that this unfortunate ordeal was a blessing in disguise, allowing her to forfeit a quite unappealing moniker: Helen Zas � say that out loud if it is not apparent to you after the first glance.

It is not obligatory to state what is already obvious anyway: the girls win and track down both the rings and Dylan�s would-be killer; a film of this nature cannot end any other way. Despite the cheesy ending it manages to deliver laughs; it also delivers explosions � lots of explosions. The film�s soundtrack is filled with multigenerational and multiple genres of music that should appeal to most viewers. Some familiar names include David Bowie, The Beach Boys, and Dr. Dre.

Full Throttle performed well at the box office, earning a worldwide total of over $259 million. It also earned 3 MTV Movie Award nominations and a Kids� Choice Award nomination. The picture is rated PG-13 for action violence, sensuality and language/innuendo. Its runtime is 106 minutes.