Jenn Rohm Reviews "Charlie's Angels"
In a continuation from the 2000 and 2003 “Charlie’s Angels” films, the Townsend Agency has expanded its investigative skills and private security talents to become an international business. With women from all over the world coming together to train to become the best and brightest Angels, each branc also has its own Bosley and Speakerphone box as they set themselves up for business with lots of adventure.
This particular case deals with a systems engineer whom has helped design a new power source. Since it has a glitch that is potentially harmful (of course ), the higher ups want to cover it up so they can be the first to market with it as Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott) decides she needs to blow the whistle and reaches out to The Townsend Agency. At her first meeting with Bosley/Edgar (Djimon Hounsou), someone tries to stop her, so with the assistance from Angels Jane Kano (Ella Blainska) and Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) she is able to escape so they can all figure out who wants to stop Elena and why.
The film is full of female strength and comradery from an opening sequence showing all women from all over training that is a powerful montage that left me with goosebumps throughout the film itself. Elizabeth Banks has worn many hats in getting this project completed and does all of them as director, producer, screenwriter, and actress. The techie side of me also enjoyed what is available to the Angel, from a bulletproof sports bra vest that doesn’t pinch to Altoids that are much stronger than expected. While they have stayed true to the Charlie’s Angels franchise this felt like it was for a younger audience than the show and prior movies. Due to that, this is one of those films when if I don’t know what I am in the mood for and I am flipping through channels, I would leave this on and let it play out.