Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Dylan, Natalie and Alex are back even more powerful than ever! They are sent out to retrieve two jewelry bands which combined contain all the information about the FBI’s witness protection program. When several of the program’s participants turn up dead, it becomes clear that time is running out. However, one of the main problems is that the person who has the bands intends to sell them to the highest bidder so lots of international gangs are interested and will do everything that it takes to stop the Angels from finding them. Meanwhile, Dylan (Barrymore) gets confronted with her life before she became an Angel as she herself is part of the witness protection program and the guy she testified against is now free and out to get her.
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is up to an all-time high with crystal clear image, sharp vision, lots of details and special effects that just blow out of your screen. Edge enhancement or compression errors are absent, making this top notch quality.
The soundtrack is Dolby Digital 5.1 and nicely uses the surround and subwoofer channels while dialogues are constantly crystal clear coming from the center speaker. A DTS track unfortunately lacks but the 5.1 sound is good enough to cope for that loss.
The disc is loaded with extras, starting with an audio commentary track by director McG after which you can check out a trivia track complete with some hidden extras. The documentaries cover almost all possible aspects of the production going from the main characters, the stunts to even the cars that have been used. To finish off the extra’s we get filmographies from cast & crew, a videoclip of Pink, photo galleries of the cameos, some weblinks and three Columbiz Tristar promo trailers for “Anger Management”, “S.W.A.T.” and “Terminator 3”
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle lacks a bit the acting of Bill Murray and his “replacement Bosley isn’t half as funny as he was in the first picture. Overall, McG created a movie that looks more like Charlie’s Angels in The Matrix with all the gravity-neglecting action but the movie remains entertaining despite being a bit hollow on storyline. Columbia Tristar managed to deliver a high quality dvd which is technically almost perfect and if you’re in for some mindless action with a comedy twist you should definitely get this one in your collection.