With the release of the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot trailer, I thought that It would be fun to relieve the movie duology that started it all. Many don’t know or frankly tuned it out, that “Charlie’s Angels” was a television series from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. But let’s talk about the first movie because frankly, it’s a movie you should watch.
Good morning, Charlie!
“Charlie’s Angels” was a movie in the franchise. Released in the fall of 2000, McG directed the film. He has given the world both “Charlie’s Angels” movies as well as “Terminator Salvation” and “This Means War.” An all-star cast rounded out the film. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu made up the Angels while Bill Murray played John Bosley, a private detective that connected the Angels to the never seen but heard Charlie. The acting is probably the best part of the movie.
When you look at the actress, you would think that they wouldn’t work well together. One is strictly known for comedy, one strictly for action, and one purely comedic and dramatic roles. But the chemistry with them is just so good. They work well together and compliment each other. Their chemistry shows off the talents and the skills of everyone wonderfully. The acting is believable and you actually like the girls as a team as well as individually.
The premise of the franchise is that it follows three women who are private detectives who use their highly trained skill and different backgrounds to solve crimes that the police can’t handle. The movie follows the Angels as they have to track down a genius who created software that created a voice recognition software. Things go wrong when the person they need to find wants to use the software to find and kill Charlie.
This movie gets a bad rap due to films like “Mission: Impossible 2” coming out. “Charlie’s Angels” doesn’t take itself seriously and it doesn’t want the movie goers to take it too seriously either. The plot is simple and easy to follow. The action sequences are well done and exciting to watch. It was never going to win an Oscar, and the director and everyone that worked on it was okay with that. This film is probably the best adaptation of the “Charlie’s Angels” series, including 2011 reboot series, so far.
I highly recommend checking out “Charlie’s Angels,” especially if the reboot trailer got you interested in it. While it looks like it won’t following the same story per se, it will give you a little insight on what to expect with it. The premise of the film/franchise will be the same while it will be new characters and new plot. “Charlie’s Angels” is just a feel good and fun film to watch and enjoy.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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