CHARLIE’S ANGELS – “A surprising halo of a good time”

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RATING

DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2 – 2015)

STARRING

  • Kristen Stewart as Sabina Wilson
  • Naomi Scott as Elena Houghlin
  • Ella Balinska as Jane Kano
  • Elizabeth Banks as Susan Bosley
  • Djimon Hounsou as Edgar Bosley
  • Sam Claflin as Alexander Brock
  • Patrick Stewart as John Bosley
  • Luis Gerardo Méndez as The Saint

SYNOPSIS

Is the 3rd Charlie's Angels film, which is based on the story that began with the television series of the same name in 1976.

When a systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels from across the globe are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect society.

REVIEW SUMMARY

Back to spread its wings on the big screen, this latest Charlie’s Angels revival is a surprising halo of a good time! Yep, the floundering franchise appears to be in good hands with writer, director and producer Elizabeth Banks (who also has a sizable role here as well - surprise, surprise). Banks delivers big on the slick production, kinetic action sequences, catchy pop soundtrack, and overall silly fun. She misses a few times with the humour however, which feels rather forced more times than not. What does work, or rather WHO works, are our 3 angels. And while Naomi Scott and Ella Balinski turn in enjoyable performances in their own right, it’s Kristen Stewart who completely steals things with a refreshing blast of high energy and an unflappable attitude. Let’s just say if the Angel’s were Ninja Turtles, Stewart’s character would be Michelangelo (for those that know, know). It should be noted that the whole “girl power” theme is turned up really high for this one. And while not a bad thing, especially in this “Me Too” era, the message gets quite heavy handed by the end. But, if you are looking to have a little fun at your local multiplex and want a little zip with your cinema, well, Charlie’s got just the angel’s for you!

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