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July 10, 2003

ReAngel

It is doom and gloom in Reuters reporting on the new Charlie's Angels film. The $38m opening weekend is $2m short of the debut film and this is supposed to be the source of some anxiety. Do not listen to Reuters in this as in so much else! The original series may never be matched but this latest effort is a tribute to its lasting appeal.

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The new Angels gets a better reception from AskMen:

Man! Four hot chicks fighting and dressed all sexy, all the time? What more could we ever want? There's explosions, crime and sex. This movie's awesome.

But the Flea must be fair to Reuters. FOXNews had unhappy things to say and some are not happy with any sequels on offer. ReWeek at the Flea™ makes my enthusiasm for sequels obvious. "Mining the '70s" for ideas is the filmic equivalent of cover albums. Gen-X irony is satisfied and, with luck, tuned-out in favour of childish fun. The pumped up Angels sequel is sure to make money whatever the expectations of cheerless, dead-tree media hacks. This may be why Richard Wagner wants half the profits (including some tasty merchandising).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 10, 2003 11:09 AM

Comments

I can't understand why Farrah was considered the "sex symbol" of the original Angels compared with Jaclyn Smith. (Ka-ching!)

Posted by: Damian P. at July 10, 2003 10:19 PM

Then I say * nothing * about Angels Reloaded.

Kate Jackson has the riding boots working for her in this one though.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at July 11, 2003 03:48 AM