Movie Review: Charlie's Angels

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Charlie's Angels was a fairly popular TV show in the '70s and the franchise spawned its own movies back in the year 2000 and 2003.

While those '00 movies weren't great, they were guilty pleasures and gave good exposure for the likes of Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Well now it's 2019 and Hollywood is looking to reboot the franchise once again. While this new movie is a sequel and not a total reboot, we do get to see a new bunch of angels and multiple different Bosley's.

In this new version of the series, Charlie's Angels is a whole organization featuring many Bosley's from around the world and multiple teams of Angels. It's a unique approach and it actually works in this new movie.

The main angels in this movie are Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) and Jane Kano (Ella Balinska). Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou play the many different Bosley's that serves as assistants to Charlie who stays hidden behind the scenes.

Later on in the movie, they are joined by Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott) with the main story being about her trying to prevent the wrong people getting their hands on a deadly new device.

While the story of the movie isn't all that original, it's interesting enough in order to keep you entertained throughout its near 2 hour runtime. Not to mention there are some shocking twists along the way to keep things unpredictable.

I have to admit though, the movie does get a little slow at times and the main actresses don't have a lot of chemistry with one another.

Their chemistry improves near the end, but then that's when the movie is over.

Kristen Stewart is the funniest person of the group but Ella Balinska's character is the MVP of the entire movie.

This is because Ella Balinska does the most action in the film and is very badass. Naomi Scott is okay as the new recruit, although sadly she doesn't do much action because she's a hacker in the movie.

Patrick Stewart is probably my second favorite person in the movie because he's quite entertaining during all of his scenes. He might not be in the film for too long, but his screen presence truly shines when he's on.

That being said, the movie doesn't have huge action sequences as I feel the limited budget prevented the filmmakers from realizing their true vision.

I think I would have liked this movie more if they had access to a bigger budget.

The humor of the movie was also hit and miss for me. Sure there are many funny moments involving Kristen Stewart's character, but sometimes the jokes don't always land.

Overall, Charlie's Angels isn't the best movie of 2019, but it's not a total disaster like Terminator: Dark Fate. It's probably worth watching if you are a fan of the lead actresses and want a fun night out with your friends.

Verdict: 3/5 stars

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