Another in a stream of films which make you question whether the film industry or, more specifically, Hollywood have run out of original ideas. Now, this might be a little drama but at times it feels like the case with the amount of remakes and sequels being made over the last few years. Here is another – Charlie’s Angels. We have seen it before. So before you even go in you wonder what more could they be bringing to the table.
What I believed it had going for it was Elizabeth Banks. Though she has mostly stuck to the comedy genre her stuff is usually a cut above average. Brings intelligence to what she does. She directs and wrote the screenplay of this latest addition to the Charlie’s Angels series. Breeds hope. Plus the cast is made up of some cool younger actresses like Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Alongside them is an intriguing supporting cast made up of Banks, Patrick Stewart, Sam Clafin, Noah Centineo and Djimon Hounsou. Even all this was not enough to make a film worth your time and money.
Story is your rather typical one for a film of this genre. The three young women, Sabina (played by Kristen Stewart), Elena (played Naomi Scott) and Jane (played by Ella Balinska), work for the rather mysterious Charles Townsend (voiced by Robert Clotworthy) on security and investigative type jobs. Due to their growing reputation for getting the job done the jobs are becoming more and more of the international variety.
This leads to these highly trained women being watched over and guided by a series of Bosleys (played by Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou) depending on where they are working.
Big job comes up. Villain is bad. Blah, blah, blah. Script is weak making the film a miss despite the cool cast. Surprisingly, because of the aforementioned Banks’ factor, even the comedy for the most part falls flat. Triple death toll comes as a result of the rather uninspired action. Leaves nothing to grasp onto for people who really wanted to like the film.
Not a painful watch but really underwhelming. Zero excitement given which really should be the modus operandi of a film of this sort.
- Gag Reel
- 5 Deleted Scenes
- 4 Behind-the-scenes Featurettes
- “Stronger Together: The Sisterhood of the Angels”
- “Elizabeth Banks: As BOSSley”
- “Warriors on Set: Angels in Action”
- “Tailored for Danger: Styling the Angels”
- “Don’t Call Me Angel” Music Video featuring Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey