How will 'Man of Steel' measure up?
'Charlie's Angels' (2000)
What makes "Charlie's Angels" such a successful big-screen reboot of the iconic 1970s TV series is that it infuses the old formula with an unmistakably modern aesthetic while still hewing closely to the lovably cheesy spirit of the original. The concept of three sexy secret agents who kick butt with nary a hair out of place is one that doesn't really work played straight (a lesson learned all too quickly by ABC's failed TV reboot two seasons ago), and star-producer Drew Barrymore wisely understood that when handpicking her director (visually-energetic music video veteran McG) and co-stars (both Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu's proven comedic chops were an invaluable component of the film's success). What resulted was a loopy charmer that wore its empty-headedness like a badge of honor, and worked all the better for it.