*** Official "CHARLIES' ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE" Discussion Thread

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  1. Matt Pelham

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    Caught a screening of Charlies Angels: Full Throttle last night and I noticed a something weird I've never seen in a theater before.

    I can only describe it as "extreme edge enhancement" during certain scenes during the movie. Now I know it's film and no additional processing was done that wold produce edge enhancement, but during the
    sprinkler
    scene and the dirtbike/motocross
    scene there were many shots where all characters, objects had extreme halos surrounding them when in front of a light background (eg. sky). The people that attended the movie with me also noticed and commented on this.

    It was only during certain scenes, most of the movie looked fine.

    Any idea of what this might be or if it's intentional?

    Oh yeah, and the movie was great by the way [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    I haven't seen the Charlie's Angels sequel, but the effect you're describing can be found in many films as a deliberate effect of the lighting design. Examples that come immediately to mind are Casino and Clockers. I rank it with the greenish tinge in The Matrix, the orange flares in Saving Private Ryan, the grain in Minority Report, the shimmering in Three Kings, etc. etc.

    M.
     
  3. ThomasC

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    Hmm, I didn't notice what you're talking about.
     
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    Is this movie 1.85:1?
     
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    This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

    All HTF member film reviews of "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" should be posted to the Official Review Thread.

    Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


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  6. Michael Reuben

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    I was having a discussion with some other folks about whether this movie is more geared towards guys or the ladies. The folks in question strictly believe that it is aimed at boyish men who want to oogle and to continue to objectify women. However, Diaz, Drew and Lucy always say what a women empowering these movies are and they show how women can seriously kick ass and not have to be butch to do it. Overall most think it is a chick flick with some appeal to men but mostly it is for women to see other women holding their own. I tend to agree, even though I won't deny the serious eye candy put on screen for us guys. [​IMG]

    So what does everyone else think? Who do you think will turn out more for this movie, men or women? For instance, boxofficeguru is saying more women will show up. I think that come sunday the numbers will be 55%-60% female.
     
  8. Scott Weinberg

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    Just got back. I really dug the first one; quite enjoyed isolated moments of the sequel.

    Overall it's a big sloppy mess, though not really the endearing sort of mess that the original was.

    2.5 stars out of 5

    Unenthusiastically recommended, and only then to those who dug the first one.
     
  9. ThomasC

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    Does anyone object to the Olsen twins appearing in future Charlie's Angels movies? [​IMG] Who was the other proposed Angel? I've seen her before, but can't remember the name.

    At the end of the scene where the Angels fight Dylan's (or Helen Zaas's [​IMG]) ex, did that dum-dum-dum (doom and gloom music) seem extremely familiar to anyone else? I looked up the rest of Ed Shearmur's credits on IMDB, and other than K-PAX and the first Charlie's Angels movie, I haven't seen any of the other movies that he's scored. The ones I saw that he scored didn't have that music in it, and it's bugging me as to where I heard that music before. Anybody know?
     
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    I think I figured out my music question. I know the doom and gloom music from an episode of the Simpsons titled "Cape Feare," one of the episodes where Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart, but now I'm not sure if that's the doom and gloom music I'm talking about in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Oh well, I'll have it figured out when someone else recognizes the music or when I watch it on DVD.
     
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    I have to say I was quite disappointed with the sequel. I had reasonably high hopes, but it just didn't do it for me.

    The were no memorable action sequences what-so-ever. Sure seeing the Angels in about 75 different eye popping outfits was great, but come on, if I wanted gratuitous sex I would download some porn.

    Personally I cannot fathom how this movie is expected to be a chick flick. Sure it portrays strong women kicking ass, but come on, they are half naked and ditsy to the point of sheer hokeyness (is that a word?)

    It lacks all the charm the original had, and some of the action sequences are just way to fake. I have a big problem with the unbelievable action scenes in some movies these days. The scene with the motocross race for instance. The race just looks terrible. Way too much obvious blue/green screening. Argh.

    Well here is to hoping T3 will be better.
     
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    I liked the movie. Just got back from the new Harkins Cine Capri theatre that just opened today. It was nice. I thought the movie was good, but not as good as the first. I felt the end was kind of lacking.

    Tell me the car wash at the end was not hot!! Come on! You know it!

    I excected more, but I got more than I expected. (Does that make sense?) Oh well...
     
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    I am a guy and I am not going to see it to oodle over the Woman.
    I do hear there are a few shirtless guys thrown in there for other audience members.

    How was Jacklyn Smiths cameo?


    I am going tomorrow night.
     
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    How was Smith's cameo? Let's just say I think she BLOWS AWAY how Demi looks. Sure, Demi has kept a hard body...and her face isn't exactly getting any softer. But, Jacklyn? Stone cold FOX. [​IMG]

    That edge enhancement effect IS on purpose. It's always around an Angel...so I guess you could call it a "halo" effect.

    The movie is a mess.
     
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    The movie featured badly realized villains, and a really poor un-engaging sinister plot device for the Angels to stick around to put away the case.

    The first installment just had a better mix of action, villians, and character interaction between the Angels and the other Bosley.

    If I could only use one word to described this 2nd installment, it'd be "Recycled".

    Yes, the car wash was nice, and so was the Treasure Chest dance revue scene.

    Demi Moore had so little to do in the film (besides show off her killer bod of 40 year mother of 3, and shoot a gun sideways), it was just a waste (or indicative of the lack of acting talent to pull off the portrayal of an Angel gone rogue, and is all too deadly because of that change in character).

    Justin Theroux's Shamus was also too one-note (a la Terminator, circa 1984) in his character, and was not all that menacing.

    Jaclyn Smith's cameo was fine for a pep talk for Dylan. I doubt we'll ever see Farrah Fawcett show up in this capacity in any future installments.

    John Cleese's befuddled dad of Alex wasn't all that funny.

    Luke Wilson is such of bore on screen. Why does he keep getting acting jobs?

    Bernie Mac was okay as another Bosley, and had some funny lines, but they probably underwrote his parts. I did like how they explained Bill Murray's connection to clan Bosley.

    Matt LeBlanc was the funnier of the bunch of men in the cast.

    Crispin Glover's Thin Man had somewhat of an origin now, and he just as pathologically creepy in some respects with that hair fetish of his. The new twist from his origin is a bit of a head scratcher.

    Robert Patrick had so very little to work with in his small part as well.
     
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