Don Reviews "Charlie's Angels"
I know that they are a more and more regular part of the cinematic landscape, we have another reboot/remake that has hit theaters. This one has even been done before, so as I went into “Charlie’s Angels,” I was not really sure how to feel. This was either going to be a lot of fun or a total trainwreck.
Directed by Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect), this version also stars Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Naomi Scott (Aladdin), Ella Balinska (The Athena), Patrick Stewart (X-Men), Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator), Sam Claflin (Adrift) Jonathan Tucker (Sleepers), and Nat Faxon (Bad Teacher). Taking place where the 2000s films left off, the Townsend Agency has now gone global with multiple teams of Angels and Bosleys worldwide. With a company run by Alexander Brock (Clafin) who has come up with a new device that can generate electricity more efficiently, one of its researchers, Elena (Scott), finds a flaw which can cause injury. She wants to fix the problem, but the company is in a rush to be the first to market and when Elena tries to report it her life winds up in danger. With a new team of angles composing of Sabina (Stewart) and Jane (Balinska), they try to save Elena and help stop the new device from becoming a weapon and falling into the wrong hands.
There are some set locations around the world that showed the different locales in a good way with a cinematography style that fit the film well. The acting is just there, an even though there are some big names in this film, this will not make any of their career highlight reels.
The plot was OK at best with some major plot points that were very predictable and was way too over-the-top. I feel like this film was intentionally trying to be more complicated than it had to be, and it just did not work. There are also moments where I think they went way overboard on the “girl power” aspect of things, so plain and simple: I will not ever watch “Charlie’s Angels” again!