Just in time for the upcoming 2019 take of the famous Charlie’s Angels TV show getting another film adaptation, Sony is releasing the 2000 and 2003 films on Blu-ray. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle is the 2003 sequel to Charlie’s Angels, and while it’s not as structured as the original, there’s still some action and excitement to have with the lovely angels here.
Picking up not long after the events in the first film, the “Angels” (Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu) are three spy-like agents that work for the mysterious Charles “Charlie” Townsend, a millionaire who runs an agency to help people and save the world from danger with the aid of Bosley (Bernie Mac). This time the ladies are on a mission to recover two silver wedding rings than contain encrypted information, but they’ll have competition in the form of an ex-angel named Madison Lee (Demi Moore) who is also after the rings to sell to the highest bidder.
It’s up to the angels to stop her and save the world, if they can overcome personal problems and ties to the past first. Despite not being the best film out of the two, and with some of the humor coming off as a bit forced, I still enjoyed watching the ladies kick butt and having a good time doing so.
The standard Blu-ray I was sent had great visuals and sound, as the film looked and sounded a lot better than when I originally saw it on DVD back in the day. There’s also a lot of special features to go over, namely the all-new sneak peek of the upcoming 2019 Charlie’s Angels film with a bonus extended clip to boot.
Then there’s all of the original extras from 2003 such as being able to watch the original version or the unrated version of the film, “Telestrator Commentary with Director McG”, “Writer’s Commentary”, “Angel-Vision Trivia Track”, “Full Throttle: The Cars of Charlie’s Angels”, and loads more that go behind the scenes of the movie, characters and their clothes, shooting locations and more.
If you’re looking for a fun action flick to kill some time with, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle will work out nicely. It’s not one of the best movies out there mind you, but there’s just enough action and excitement to keep you on cloud nine with these angels.