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Charlie's Angels (2019)

Charlie's Angels (2019)


Kristen Stewart
Naomi Scott
Ella Balinska
Elizabeth Banks

Directed by Elizabeth Banks

Charlie’s Angels is an ok movie, a movie you can watch and pretty much enjoy, but it has it’s sets back. The movie is not well paced, there are times when the movie moves fast and even, then there are times when the pace slows to a point of dullness.

The times of fast action and comedic flow is worth noting as the thing that caught my eye as Elizabeth Banks is in-charge of making this flick. She added enough twists into the movie to keep you guessing and when you think you have it, it slips from you once more. Problem with the twist was the awkwardness, as the reason behind it was lame.
Banks Charlie’s Angels is something she should be proud of, she wrote the screenplay, directed and produced this movie, via her own production company. She has given us an action flick that has huge explosions, enjoyable fight choreography and well timed comedic tones. The movie’s main challenge as stated above is the uneven pacing other than that, I do not see why this movie was not a box-office hit.

Banks performance is as expected classy and natural. The three other girls (Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska) did their jobs well with performances well worth another take, sad though that this movie will not get to have a second part.

The movie plot is similar to what we already know of Charlie and his angels. The movie serves as a continuation to the previous two theatrical releases and its TV series. We know Charlie runs a private detective agency named the Townsend Agency.
Charlie’s angels are lady operatives who are managed by Charlie’s lieutenant named Bosley. We get to learn much about the organization and how things work, and how come the organization has been running for decades none stop.

In this plot, the organization is after a device which is supposed to be the future and will be deployed into homes, problem is that the same device can be hacked, armed and it is lethal.
One of the people in-charge of making the device a young lady named Elena (Naomi Scott) notices this problem and calls it in, only to be ignored.

She is contacted by Bosley, who meets with her and their meeting is being watched closely by two of Charlie’s best angels Sabina (Kristen Stewart) and Jane (Ella Balinska). What was supposed to be a secret meeting turned to a massive blowout with an unexpected casualty.

Banks character steps in to calm the storm and we know something is up.

The new directive is to get all the devices off the market, stop the person who had put in for Elena to be killed and find out how come a secret meeting was no longer secret.

As said, the movie was not a box-office hit and Banks was vocal about the problem of critics not so much in tune with a movie that has strong female leads.
What is very noticeable when you compare this movie, to the first two Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) is the comedy those starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray. The first two were practically comedy and not so serious a movie, this movie is very serious and the comedy is by the way, which is why I applaud Banks work.


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