Three sexy ass mommas who just happen to be ultra-super secret agents work for a mysterious benefactor who goes by the name of Charlie. Their collective missions in life are to wear hot outfits, fight crime and kick ass all over the place. With that being said, be prepared for some high octane grrrrrl power!
If you’re looking for plot, storyline and meaning, go rent SCHINDLER’S LIST because this one is all about mindless action and 3 hotties doing what they do best, looking damn fine. If there’s one beef I have with this film is that it isn’t exactly….umm, original? They pay "homage" or should I say borrow from a lot of movies, and you’ll probably lose count trying to spot all the references. In spite of the cheesy dialogue and candy coated plot, I loved it all the same. Without overdoing the review, this was quite possibly the biggest movie shock (for me anyway) of the year. Who thought they could take a crappy old school TV show and make it into a half decent movie? Go check this one out, you’ll dig it from start to finish.
"Angelic Effects" (7 minutes) highlights some of the more elaborate CGI stunts that were shot in the movie. While I wanted a little more information and substance, it’s a decent special effects featurette. "Wired Angels" (2.5 minutes) shows how the girls were hooked to up elaborate wire rigs in order to have film their acrobatic fight scenes. The alley way confrontation scene is shown in its entirety with no digital removal of the wires so you can get a better look at how things unfolded. Three deleted scenes are also included which despite being 2-3 minutes long, are definitely worth a look. A 2.5 minute blooper reel/outtakes reel from the end of the movie is also thrown as a separate extra. The original and teaser trailers are squeezed in, too. Two music videos close up the special features, "Charlie’s Angels 2000" by Apollo Four Forty and "Independent Women Part 1" by Destiny’s Child (Beyonce…..Ahhh). The menus are, like the actual movie, extremely slick with booming sound and crazy animation. Nicely done, if I do say so myself.
Bonus: On the special features page, Highlight "Getting G’d Up" and press the right button on your remote, which will highlight Cameron Diaz’s navel. Press enter and you’ll be treated to a 20 second montage of the girls. Choose "Wired Angels" and press the left button which will highlight Bill Murray’s suit. Press enter and you can check out a 90 second make up clip of Drew Barrymore getting a plaster mold of her face done. On the last special features page, select the left arrow and press right on your remote, which will highlight Sam Rockwell’s face. Press enter and you’ll see a 90 second behind the scenes clip of the cast goofing around, including Rockwell’s deadpan impersonation of Christopher Walken.