Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA/Germany, 2000. Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG. Screenplay by Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, John August, based on the TV series by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts. Cinematography by Russell Carpenter. Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen. Music by Ed Shearmur. Production Design by J. Michael Riva. Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi. Film Editing by Peter Teschner, Wayne Wahrman.
You’re not likely to have more fun at the movies than seeing this excellent update of the popular late-seventies television show. Drew Barrymore produces and leads a fantastic cast of sexy babes (Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz), impressive villains (Crispin Glover, Tim Curry) and comic relief (Bill Murray, Tom Green), all of them ably directed by newcomer McG (I don’t know why the director has a fast-food special for a name either). The tongue-in-cheek humour is kept perfectly in balance with the amazing martial arts fight scenes (which are truly amazing) and the pace is kept clipping away without missing a beat (great soundtrack to accompany it too!).