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Release Date: June 27, 2003

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, Bernie Mac, Justin Theroux, Crispin Glover, and Robert Patrick

Genre: Detective Thriller/Sex Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and adults REVIEWER:
Dr. Tom Snyder CHARLIE’S
ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE is an
insult to the intelligence of
the mentally handicapped.
It’s one of the worst action
movies ever made, ranking even
lower than HUDSON HAWK
starring Bruce Willis, who, by
the way, plays a small cameo
in this one. At least HUDSON
HAWK had halfway decent
photography and special
effects. The story of FULL
THROTTLE involves two titanium
rings that, when put together,
reveal the names of all the
people the federal government
has put into its Witness
Protection Program. Charlie,
the ephemeral boss of Natalie,
Alex and Dylan, orders the
girls to retrieve the rings
for the government and solve
the murder of one witness who
was murdered after both rings
were stolen. As they pursue
the rings, the girls have to
protect another witness, who
turns out to be a teenage boy,
and fight off a gang of tough
Irish criminals. In the midst
of all this, they run into a
former angel, Madison, played
by Demi Moore, and discover a
secret about Dylan, whose real
name is Helen Zaas. One major
film critic has called this
movie “slick,” but that
adjective gives FULL THROTTLE
so much credit that one has to
wonder what the critic must
have been smoking or drinking
while he was watching this
piece of junk. FULL THROTTLE
not only features some of the
worst cinematography ever in a
major motion picture, it also
contains some of the worst
CGI, special effects, and
stunt work among the recent
entries in the action genre.
In fact, these things are made
so badly that FULL THROTTLE
couldn’t even make it on a
list of “fun” bad movies,
it’s so unwatchable. Even
the titillation scenes with
the young women, not to
mention Demi Moore’s bronzed
physique, can overcome the bad
photography. This is
particularly perplexing
because the movie wastes few
moments trying to promote the
sensuality of Drew Barrymore,
Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and
Ms. Moore in skimpy or tight
clothing. Some of the action
scenes are so over-the-top
that the movie quickly loses
credibility, and never regains
it, as if the filmmakers were
trying to remake some of the
worst low-budget Chinese
action movies, but with a
Hollywood budget rivaling the
James Bond movies. CHARLIE’S
ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE is
filled with crude sexual
jokes, double entendres, and
puns. For instance, there are
supposedly humorous references
to oral sex, lesbianism, pubic
hair, prostitution, and
sadomasochism. The references
are so crude, campy, off the
wall, and prevalent, that they
constantly interrupt what
little semblance of story and
character development that
occurs. Furthermore, the movie
is filled with stupid cameos
from minor celebrities. In one
cameo, John Cleese plays
Alex’s father, who thinks
Alex, Dylan, and Natalie are
prostitutes working for a pimp
named Charlie. Actually, of
course, all the actors and
filmmakers involved with this
movie are prostitutes, working
for a pimp named Hollywood.
The less said about the
acting, the better – at
least for the actors appearing
in this mess. All in all, the
CHARLIE’S ANGEL sequel is
more than just silly, it’s
painfully, excruciatingly
fatuous. To quote William
Shatner from a cameo in a
recent country western video
on TV, the best part of the
movie is the end, when it
comes to a stop. Please
address your comments to: Amy
Pascal, Chairman Columbia
Pictures John Calley,
Chairman/CEO Sony Pictures
Entertainment 10202 West
Washington Blvd. Culver City,
CA 90232-3195 Phone: (310)
244-4000 Fax: (310)
244-2626 Web Page:
www.spe.sony.com/

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

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Content:

(PaPa, B, Ho, LLL, VV, SSS, NN, A, M) Fatuous, campy, pagan worldview, with some moral elements and lesbian references; about 25 obscenities; one strong profanity, and four light profanities; plenty of strong action violence includes many martial arts fights, brawling, explosions, crashing through glass, machine gun fire, flame thrower, motorcycle crashes, man’s chest stabbed with sword, and shootings; many crude sexual references and puns about oral sex, lesbianism, pubic hair, prostitution, male and female sex organs, and sado-masochism, including several vulgar jokes about a girl’s father thinking that his daughter is a very active prostitute; rear female nudity, women in bikinis, women in revealing sado-masochistic outfits, and female cleavage shots; alcohol; no smoking; and, stealing and other criminal activity rebuked.

GENRE: Detective Thriller/Sex Comedy

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Summary:

In CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, the three female detectives must foil the evil plans of a former Charlie’s Angel, played by Demi Moore, who’s come out of semi-retirement. CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE may be one of the most poorly made action movies ever, and it’s filled with crude, offensive, campy sexual jokes.

Review:

CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE is an insult to the intelligence of the mentally handicapped. It’s one of the worst action movies ever made, ranking even lower than HUDSON HAWK starring Bruce Willis, who, by the way, plays a small cameo in this one. At least HUDSON HAWK had halfway decent photography and special effects.

The story of FULL THROTTLE involves two titanium rings that, when put together, reveal the names of all the people the federal government has put into its Witness Protection Program. Charlie, the ephemeral boss of Natalie, Alex and Dylan, orders the girls to retrieve the rings for the government and solve the murder of one witness who was murdered after both rings were stolen. As they pursue the rings, the girls have to protect another witness, who turns out to be a teenage boy, and fight off a gang of tough Irish criminals. In the midst of all this, they run into a former angel, Madison, played by Demi Moore, and discover a secret about Dylan, whose real name is Helen Zaas.

One major film critic has called this movie “slick,” but that adjective gives FULL THROTTLE so much credit that one has to wonder what the critic must have been smoking or drinking while he was watching this piece of junk. FULL THROTTLE not only features some of the worst cinematography ever in a major motion picture, it also contains some of the worst CGI, special effects, and stunt work among the recent entries in the action genre. In fact, these things are made so badly that FULL THROTTLE couldn’t even make it on a list of “fun” bad movies, it’s so unwatchable. Even the titillation scenes with the young women, not to mention Demi Moore’s bronzed physique, can overcome the bad photography. This is particularly perplexing because the movie wastes few moments trying to promote the sensuality of Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Ms. Moore in skimpy or tight clothing. Some of the action scenes are so over-the-top that the movie quickly loses credibility, and never regains it, as if the filmmakers were trying to remake some of the worst low-budget Chinese action movies, but with a Hollywood budget rivaling the James Bond movies.

CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE is filled with crude sexual jokes, double entendres, and puns. For instance, there are supposedly humorous references to oral sex, lesbianism, pubic hair, prostitution, and sadomasochism. The references are so crude, campy, off the wall, and prevalent, that they constantly interrupt what little semblance of story and character development that occurs.

Furthermore, the movie is filled with stupid cameos from minor celebrities. In one cameo, John Cleese plays Alex’s father, who thinks Alex, Dylan, and Natalie are prostitutes working for a pimp named Charlie. Actually, of course, all the actors and filmmakers involved with this movie are prostitutes, working for a pimp named Hollywood. The less said about the acting, the better – at least for the actors appearing in this mess.

All in all, the CHARLIE’S ANGEL sequel is more than just silly, it’s painfully, excruciatingly fatuous. To quote William Shatner from a cameo in a recent country western video on TV, the best part of the movie is the end, when it comes to a stop.

Please address your comments to:

Amy Pascal, Chairman

Columbia Pictures

John Calley, Chairman/CEO

Sony Pictures Entertainment

10202 West Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232-3195

Phone: (310) 244-4000

Fax: (310) 244-2626

Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/

SUMMARY: In CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, the three female detectives must foil the evil plans of a former Charlie’s Angel, played by Demi Moore, who’s come out of semi-retirement. CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE may be one of the most poorly made action movies ever, and it’s filled with crude, offensive, campy sexual jokes.

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