Charlie’s Angels Reboot Left With Loose Ends

Christina Rhoades, Features Editor

Epic fight scenes, uncanny wit and insane style. 

After a 19-year long wait, the new Charlie’s Angels movie is out and the reviews are swarming in. Going into the theater I was a bit skeptical; how could this two time remake live up to the hype and iconicness of its predecessors? But when I exited the theater, as the final credits rolled, I couldn’t help but long to watch it again.

With the original trio of super-spies, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson, being aired as a TV show called Charlie’s Angels in 1976 and a reboot in 2000 starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore, this new movie had some big heels to fill. The 2019 version stars Kristen Stewart, previously known for her role as Bella in Twilight, Naomi Scott, who plays Jasmine in the live action remake of Aladdin, Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks, best known for her role as Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games. Banks was also the director of this film. Charlie’s Angels (2019) follows this group of women as they travel around the world fighting a group of black market buyers, who are trying to control the world through technology, while building their bonds as a team. 

Although many critics claim that the reboot was a flop only grossing about $24 million in the first two weeks, according to IMDb Box Office, I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It was overall very relatable because of how it portrayed female roles in society. There were a plethora of action scenes that showed athleticism and skill in the characters. Each of the Angels, Bosleys (the Angels manger figure) and side characters had their own unique styles both in their personalities and fashion styles. There was a parallel with the 2000’s edition of the film for some of the characters personalities which I thought really tied this reboot into the franchise. Ultimately, the movie was very well-made with high-quality acting and an interesting plot.

Even though I had an overall positive outlook on the film, it did have some negatives. There were a lot of characters introduced that were left open ended. This makes me believe that there’s going to be a second film made. The quantity of characters was confusing and a bit overwhelming, especially in the beginning when I was trying to piece everything together. There were also some loose ends that were left open for potential development but left me unsatisfied. Overall, my main complaint with the film it was a bit confusing in the beginning, but luckily those confusions were solved by the end of the film.

Charlie’s Angels kept me highly entertained and held my interest for the whole one hour and 58 minutes of film time. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for an action comedy that’s full of girl-power, camaraderie and healthy banter.