"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" is, like the original 2000 film, something of a masterpiece of goofy surrealism. Say what you will, but the spectacular action scenes in this movie, as well as the comedy and often the "drama" are as off-the-wall and flat-out weird as anything in a David Lynch movie. In particular there is an action scene at a motorcross that obeys the laws of physics in about the same way that "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" does, and by doing so it's one of the most exhilarating action sequences I've seen in a long time.
It's also a perfect summer movie. Funny, fast-paced, exciting, colorful, and with a soundtrack that just won't quit throwing great, classic songs at you, this is a hell of a fun movie.
Of course Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu reprise their roles as Nat, Dylan, and Alex, but this time Bernie Mac takes over as Bosley. As much as I loved Bill Murray in the original, Mac really rocks this role and brings a spin to it that matches the tone of the movie better than Murray did.
Like the original, "Full Throttle" is thoroughly derivative, but in so many ways that it's completely unique also. It's like watching your favorite goofball martial-arts movie, going to a beach party, playing a video game, and listening to a great 80's mix tape all at the same time.
In other words, it made me feel like a kid again, and there's no higher compliment I could possibly give a movie. I think I'll leave it at that.