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It was the late 1970s There I was a youngster sitting in the warming glow of Farah Fawcett-Majors Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson coming from the cathode-ray tube cursing God for not making me a girl Charlies Angels had a big impact on me Although originally dismissed by the critics as jiggle TV it found an audience and went on to become a highly successful television show for six seasons While there was jiggle it was also one of the first television series to portray women in a proactive and powerful light Over the 15 years since Charlies Angels went off the air the breadth of womens roles in film and television has evolved considerably Would a movie based on the television series have anything to contribute to the betterment of women Not likely Charlies Angels the movie nonetheless makes a big impact In this updated version Cameron Diaz Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu play the Angels The plot though most definitely secondary revolves around The Townsend Detective Agency which employs the sexy Angels taking on a case of the kidnapping of a high tech mogul The case quickly devolves into a muddle of deception double-crossing and personal revenge Within the first five minutes after a breathtaking skydive stunt Angel Alex Lucy Liu takes off her helmet and tosses her beautiful silky black hair in slow motion Clearly the spirit of the television show will be honoured The strength of Charlies Angels is its pure entertainment value If you go into the movie hoping for lots of martial arts fighting loud explosions and sexy women you wont be disappointed Director McG deserves credit for the look of the picture He was not the studios first choice for director but Barrymore who also acted as producer championed his cause Although this was McGs directorial debut he has had success directing music videos and this film has a frenetic pace reminiscent of a music
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