Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle [VHS] 
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu reprise their roles (as do several others) as the glamorous crimebusting trio. This time they are assigned by their reclusive boss Charlie (again voiced by John Forsythe) to find a pair of rings that have been coded to contain all the names on the FBI's Witness Protection Program, after several of the names have turned up dead. Along the way they encounter several foes, namely ex-Angel Madison Lee (Demi Moore), the Thin Man (Crispin Glover) and Dylan's ex, Seamus (Justin Theroux), as well as many reasons to use their high-heels and fighting skills. Watch out for several cameos from the likes of Bruce Willis, the Olsen twins and, original 'Angel', Jaclyn Smith.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a big, fun, bubble-brained mess of a movie and that's exactly as it should be. Its popular 2000 predecessor got the formula right: gorgeous babes, throwaway plots and as many current pop-cultural trends as you could stuff into a candy-coated dollop of Hollywood mayhem. This sequel goes one "better": the plot is even more disposable (if that's possible), the babes, cars, and fashions are even more outlandish and the stuntwork (heavily digital, heavily absurd) reaches astonishing heights of cartoon silliness. Reprising their titular (and shamelessly titillating) roles, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu are having the time of their lives, especially when sparring with ultra-buff rogue angel Demi Moore (looking better at 40 than most women half her age) and Justin Theroux as a sleazy Irish mobster. Bernie Mac replaces Bill Murray as angel-sidekick Bosley (they're step-brothers, don'cha know), which is one more indication of McG's intentionally reckless stewardship of an intentionally reckless franchise. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the DVD edition.See all Product Description
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On the plus side it's an action-packed, fun-lovin' sequel that will have you smiling from start to finish. The three angels, Barrymore, Lucy Lui and Diaz reprise their roles and still look good with an innocent, giggling surface with a 'don't mess with me' attitude. All three don't have to put much effort into it to carry them through the film and in general it hardly takes first class acting to pull of their roles, and in places it shows through. But whose complaining about that? The film was never expected to win any Oscars for it's acting nor its plot...which is a good job seeing as it got confusing and utterly bewildering in some places. To be honest there was half plot about a Witness Protection thing, but it got lost in the special effects and by the end the film was more centered on the three girls and their slow-mo kung-fu kicks then anything else.
However there was some genuine funny dialogue (nowhere near as good as the firs though)plus a few guest appearances. Cleese as Lucy Lui's Dad was, as he always is, funny and entertaining. Matt Le Blanc also makes a guest appearance as Lui's boyfriend but unfortunately it's hard to see him as anyone else other than 'Joey' from friends which is a shame as he was, at times, good in the film.Read more ›
From the word go we are well and truly in what Director McG refers to as 'AngelWorld', the make-believe land where three sexy young femmes are an unstoppable force against all-those-who-seek-to-do-wrong. This time they face ex-Angel Madison Lee (Moore) who is trying her hardest to build her own evil empire, stealing the two witness protection scheme rings and enlisting the help of several bands of wrong do-ers to aid her. Okay, so the plot is as silly as they come, but that in itself is a joy and to be honest it doesn't matter at all. The film leaps effortlessly from action sequence to action sequence (claims that McG is a ex-MTV madman are unfounded), with well timed and edited intervals in between. It is sometimes difficult to keep up with the plot, but its impossible not to be swept up in the frenetic pace of it all.
It's also hard not to keep summing up Full Throttle in glib-hyphenated-soundbites, such is the enthusiasm with which it's been created and the feeling it leaves you with. One sequence sees Natalie (Diaz) performing an impromptu dance routine whilst out on a date with boyfriend Pete (Luke Wilson), strutting her stuff with the crowd around her and giving a knowing half-wink to the camera.Read more ›
A few pieces of trivia:
Bruce Willis did the cameo in the film in exchange for the girls doing a plug for his children's charity.
Guns aren't used in the films by the good guys, because Drew Barrymore didn't want to promote the use of guns.
In one of the scenes with the Angels and Bosley, Liu's character 'Alex' is not supposed to laugh, however, Lucy Liu found Bernie Mac's line so funny, she couldn't surpress a giggle, and McG thought it was so cute, he left it in.
BTW, to the person who reviewed asking why did Bruce Willis lower himself, there's your answer.
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Love these movie great price free delivery and it came the next dayPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent film, bought it years ago, couldn't find it anywhere, so bought another, brilliant value for moneyPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not bad. Could be better. There are other parts that i think i like most.Published 8 months ago by MD