September 09, 2004
Eric Knox (Sam Rockwell), is a brilliant young scientist and the founder of Knox Industries. His expertise is in voice recognition software and his signiture product will allow computer systems to map a voice to a person like a fingerprint. When Knox is kidnapped and his software is stolen, an elite team of three female private investigators are called in to work on the case: Charlie's Angels.
Knox Industries president Vivian Wood (Kelly Lynch) hires Charles Townsend and his girls to find Knox and bring back the software and she points them to the man who tried to buy Knox Industries and was recently spurned, Roger Corwin (Tim Curry), owner of Red Star Systems. His company specializes in satellite tracking and Knox's software would undoubtedly allow him to find anyone in the world just by the sound of their voice.
The girls infiltrate Red Star and steal Corwin's system software to locate the stolen Knox software. In the meantime, Knox beds one of the Angels, Dylan (Drew Barrymore), and gains her trust. Before they realize what's happening however, Knox turns on Dylan, revealing that the kidnapping was a setup and that Red Star was nothing but a red herring. In fact, the girls were used to steal Red Star's software for Knox to use, and he will use it to settle a personal vendetta against the girls' boss. Knox claims that Charlie killed his father when they were in Army Intelligence together. He facts are wrong, but try telling that to a vengeful son.
Ultimately, all of Knox's smarts and charm can't save him from the relentless Angels, intent on saving their boss and mentor. Knox eventually flies a helicopter to Charlie's remote beach house and readies a heatseeker. The Angels miraculously turn the missle against the chopper, and Knox perishes in a huge fireball over the ocean. His attempt at revenge was all in vain, and it proved to be a terrible waste of a creative, talented mind.
INTELLIGENCE - 8: An innovative genius in his field, Knox brings plenty of smarts to the table as a villain.
POWER - 5: Not much of a fighter, but he can use a gun, a helicopter, and - most importantly - a computer.
VILENESS - 9: He's devious, merciless, and full of himself, a bad combo for the good guys (or gals).
SWAY - 5: Too unsure of himself to be forceful, but Knox does a fair job of lulling victims into thinking he's an innocent.
PURITY - 10: Exacting revenge for his late dad will send any son to the edge, and Knox uses his intellect to go well beyond.
PHYSICAL - 4: Knox plays the nerdy enigma role for a while before adpoting his sex-machine-wannabe guise.
Posted by Destro at September 9, 2004 11:33 AM