Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
The follow-up to the hit of 2000 is at least a slight improvement: Tom Green isn’t in it. Otherwise, it’s more of the same: a script (by John August, Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley) with no plot but loads of comic-book scenes of phony computerized action, a director (one Joseph McGinty Nichol, under the pseudonym “McG") who can whip up a snazzy shot but still has no inkling how to construct a scene let alone a whole movie, and three stars (Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu) who sashay through it all with the ditzy aplomb of high-school pals gobbling cookie dough at a slumber party. There are a bunch of good-sport star cameos, a lot of noise and an unabashed attitude of “Yeah, we’re wasting time. So what? It’s our money." It’s as pointless as a tap-dancing elephant and just as critic-proof.