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CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2019): The Things I Liked…

Charlie's Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Charlie’s Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Sony Pictures Entertainment

I wanted Charlies Angels, an action / comedy about three ass-kicking young women who work for a private detective agency to be a good movie. Unfortunately, I can’t quite say that ‘good’ is the word that best fits.  

Part of the reason director Elizabeth Banks’s film isn’t great is firstly, the fact that it offers nothing that hasn’t been seen many, many times before and often better executed. Second, there’s the arguably insufficient chemistry between the three main characters played by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. It also really didn’t help that much of the humour – most of which is delivered by Stewart came across as a tad forced.

Lastly, Naomi Scott’s character’s transition from hacker to full blown Angel just seemed unconvincing to me. I mean, the ‘bowl cuts’ sequence was fun but I just couldn’t believe how comfortable she appeared to be in such a high stress predicament. (Could I be projecting here? Maybe a little.)

In terms of what I liked, the on screen presence of the silent, tattooed assassin played by Jonathan Tucker stood out for me in a good way. Plus, newcomer Ella Balinska has me excited to see what her next roles will be. I also did rather enjoy the below line because of the fear it must inspire in the person to whom the words are directed.

Oh baby, baby! You swiped right. I’m your girlfriend now!’ 

Should you find yourself especially curious, give Charlie’s Angels a chance. Otherwise, I trust that you know what to do.

Happy Film Loving

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CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2019): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska…

Charlie's Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Charlie’s Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Charlie’s Angels (2019).


Charlie’s Angels is an updated version of the action movie released in 2000 and based on the 1970s television series.

With Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore now out of the picture; Elizabeth Banks directs Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the new Charlie’s Angels…

I watched the 2000 Charlie’s Angels movie a long time ago. As such, I don’t fully recall how I felt about it overall.

Having now seen this new trailer, let’s just say that I’m hopeful this reboot will pleasantly surprise me.

Luis Gerardo Méndez, Jonathan Tucker, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou, Patrick Stewart and Robert Maaser also star.

Charlie’s Angels Release Dates: November 15th, 2019 (US); November 29th, 2019 (UK)…

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