Posted on 5/27/12 02:13 PM
Great, giddy blast of fun. This was the summer movie of 2000 audiences were craving, but Sony decided to make it a Fall treat. Gloriously over the top. Ultra cheesy. Sparked by the sheer joy and exuberance of Drew, Cameron, and Lucy. They are having so much honest fun doing their wire kung fu, and sassy, goof ball undercover disguised antics, that we can't help but be caught up in it.
Delights are plentiful : Cameron's 70's retro dancing, Lucy's dominatrix led computer class, Drew looking heavenly in her pit crew cleavage baring outfit, and Crispin Glover, coming out of nowhere to be one of 2000's great movie villains - and he doesn't say a word of dialogue.
And songs, great 70s, 80s, and 90s Angel titled song tunes used APPROPRIATELY to spark the action. All amplified in a sleek, visual, comic design by director McG.
Drawbacks. Bill Murray is wasted : all his scenes lack the wise ass cleverness we come to expect ( except for his soap gun - I laughed at that ) and every scene with Tom Green - Drew loved the guy at the time, but his two scenes bring the film to a crashing halt : 'Is it the Chad?' Gawd-awful.
But these are minor quibbles. The 3 girls and director McG pumping the movie so full of energy, we are throughly entertained. And stay for the final credits for some amusing outtakes.