Why we can’t wait to see ”Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”
THE STORY Bad guys leak the Witness Protection Program’s secret names list, and all the squawkers drop like flies. Enter Charlie’s Angels. The jaw-droppingly jiggy crimefighters (above, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu) don their hip-huggers and hot pants for a second go at it.
THE GOODIES Well, let’s see. There are Angels in bubbly carwash swimwear; lasso-toting Angels in cowboy duds; tough-looking Angels in motocross biker gear…. Heck, we’d have settled for Angels in frumpy pajamas and hair curlers. (The boys – Luke Wilson and Matt LeBlanc, but NOT Tom Green – are back, too.)
CREATIVE CASTING Bernie Mac sits in for Bill Murray as the Angels’ boss. Producers insist he’s not replacing John Bosley; instead, they’re brothers (John was adopted, so the story goes). Now, ”Good morning, Charlie” becomes ”What’s happenin’, Charlie?” Plus, in a rare villain role, Demi Moore plays fallen Angel Madison Lee.
LOOK FOR John Cleese as Alex’s (Lucy Liu) father, old-school Angel Jaclyn Smith, Pink, and – inexplicably – the Olsen twins
BURNING QUESTION Never has there been a franchise with so much, um, uplift. Does Wonderbra have an endorsement deal?
TREND WATCH Un-retirement. Out of action since 2000, Demi Moore resurfaces – like Daniel Day-Lewis in 2002’s ”Gangs of New York” – though we suspect she won’t be rewarded, as Day-Lewis was, with an Oscar nomination.
COULD BE The prelude to a third installment. Or… the last chance for this trio, if alleged internal bickering puts an end to the franchise.