- Origin: 6/25
- Story: 2/25
- Camera/SFX: 12/25
- Performance: 12/25
Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie’s Angels take flight. In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.
- Rated: PG-13 (Action/violence and suggestive material)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Comedy
- Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
- Written by: Elizabeth Banks
- Release date: 14th November, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 118 minutes
- Studio: Sony Pictures
|Kristen Stewart||Sabina Wilson|
|Naomi Scott||Elena Houghlin|
|Ella Balinska||Jane Kano|
|Patrick Stewart||John Bosley|
The ideas were good, they just never executed them right. It got lost in translation, and it backfired when they tried to spread the meaning of the film. I liked how the agency went international and has established themselves throughout the globe, it made it more appealing as it wasn’t just centred in America. But it couldn’t stay consistent through the film, jumping from one reason to another and then going back on itself.
A bland story that had some of the most cheesiest jokes and lacklustre writing. The meaning behind the story turned into a rant and made it seem more desperate than good. I get that men are evil and equality isn’t a thing yet, but when you repeat the same joke over and over it just loses its funniness. I was we learnt more about the three main characters rather than skip over them with terrible jokes and boring scenes.
Even the fight scenes were a bit naff. They were basic and at some points boring. Great use of camera shots though, making some chase seems enjoyable and maybe even funny. It didn’t give anything special, to me it will be just another action film that tried to be funny.
Thanks to the script most of the performances weren’t up to scratch. I felt no investment into any character nor did I care too much for them. It was just a lot of bad one liners and meaningless scenes that made me want to leave early. The new female trio looked promising, but they didn’t seem to bond well on screen.