Verdict: K-Stew steals the show.
The original Charlie’s Angels film that released in 2000 still holds a special place in many hearts. Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore were absolutely phenomenal. Now, the Elizabeth Banks directed Charlie’s Angels releases almost two decades later. The film’s trailer definitely showed us a glimpse of how different the reboot was going to be. If the original was ‘sexy’, the new film seems ‘fun’. The latest film seems to be aimed at a much younger audience with a young cast and many special appearances.
What’s Charlie’s Angels About:
Young and brilliant scientist Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott) working for the Townsend Agency has developed a device named Calisto that provides clean energy. While this single device can power a whole building, Calisto is not without its flaws. Elena asks for more time to fix it but her superior does not care and wants to get this ‘invention’ out to the world before anyone else. However, they soon realize that Calisto can also be weaponized. When the threat is evident, the Townsend Agency puts together a new team of angels consisting of Sabina (Kristen Stewart), Jane (Ella Balinska) and Bosley (Elizabeth Banks) to put an end to the damage. Elena too joins the team as a rookie spy. But the angels face many obstacles when they try to get their hands on the Calisto prototypes that are being stored securely at the lab.
The latest Charlie’s Angels is a continuation of the earlier film, which means Elizabeth Banks has not neglected the ‘original’ Angels. Kristen Stewart as an eccentric heiress-turned-spy fits the bill perfectly. Her character brings out the much-needed fun in a film filled with high-intensity stunts and action. Naomi Scott as a super nerd is cute but a beast in action sequences. Ella Balinska as Jane is the complete opposite of Stewart’s Sabina. The sisterhood is definitely out there to see but is it as strong as what Natalie Cook (Cameron Diaz), Dylan Sanders (Drew Barrymore), and Alex Munday (Lucy Liu) had in the original? We’ll leave it for you to decide. Elizabeth Banks as an actor, director, producer, and screenplay writer has done her parts well. Patrick Stewart in a brief role is a sweet surprise too. The icing on the cake is the end credits of the film that should not be missed.
What Could’ve Been Better:
It is inevitable that comparisons would be made with the original Charlie’s Angels that gave us some amazing fight sequences. However, the 2019 Charlie’s Angels has very little memorable action. This film rather focuses on things that could have been avoided earlier.
Why You Should Watch:
Charlie’s Angels is a super fun and perfect one-time watch. There is never a dull moment and it will definitely give you some ass-kicking energy.