ANGELS: FALLEN ANGELS is the type of Asian film export from Thailand designed to try to appeal to the world market. CHAI LAI ANGELS is more entertaining than the dreadful
CHALIES ANGELS movies. The only things that disappoint me about this movie are the plot and the martial arts action.
I know Writer/ Director Poj Arnon is trying to make this a sexy martial arts film that doesn't take itself too seriously.
The film does pander to the male audience by finding ways to show off the Chai Lais in sexy clothes (and fight bad guys in
lingerie in one scene) and a little infighting between women while trying to work as a team. The bad guys
are inept while the film makes fun of this very fact (the tranny henchman is one example).
FALLEN ANGELS is about a group of sexy Thai women (Rose, Lotus, Pouy-sian, Spadix, and Hibiscus) who fight against bad guys.
They must prevent an organized crime syndicate from getting the Andaman Pearl which a professor and his daughter Miki know
the location of. The girls first fail at preventing Miki from being kidnapped only for their boss to discover
it's a ruse to get at the crime syndicate. What follows throughout the film is plenty of action, scantily clad
Thai women, humor, and sometimes an urge from the reviewer to watch a James Bond (or Michelle Yoeh) film instead.
CHAI LAI ANGELS isn't a total loss. It is entertaining despite the moments of disbelief at what I was watching and the
pandering to certain types of audiences by the director. The film doesn't take itself seriously which helps it
OF CHAIS LAI ANGELS: DANGEROUS FLOWERS is basic promo fluff interview stuff as the director and actors talk about the movie
videos feature music that unfortunately you can't get out of your head. The music videos look like a trippy Asian
version of MTV videos. The international theatrical trailer and trailers for other Magnolia Entertainment releases are
ANALYSIS: CHAI LAI ANGELS will appeal to the people who are looking for an action comedy with scantily clad women.
It is better than either of the CHARLIES ANGELS films.
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