Movie Review: Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Charlie’s Angels has received mixed reviews, with most calling it a flop. However I would have to disagree. Whilst the movie didn’t make as much as hoped during its release on the 29th November (UK). Understandably no film is ever as great as the originals but it was good nevertheless.

So far it’s made $56-millon worldwide – however it only made $8million over their opening weekend. Whereas the original Charlie’s Angels (2000) made $40-million during their opening weekend.

Charlie’s Angels had the perfect amount of action, humour and sass. It was a thrilling film with an unexpected twist that I thoroughly enjoyed. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska let their personalities shine through which added to their loveable characters.

For me this movie highlight how women can be in any job they set their mind too. With the of the main characters being a scientist and inventor. It also showed how women are frequently can be overlooked in their lines of work.

My favourite part the whole movie was the character development of Elena Houghlin, portrayed by Naomi Scott. During the beginning she simply wanted to do what was right but was hesitant to do so. Throughout the film you see her become more confident and powerful in herself.

I enjoyed seeing the back story of how these current Angels got to be part of the team. Along with links to the original where we get to see photos and clips from ‘back in the day.’ from the 2000 film with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. As well as from the TV series (1976-1981).

One good thing about the cinema being quiet meant my friend and I could dance in our seats to the soundtrack. Featuring songs by Arianna Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey and many more.

The negatives…

What would have made the movie better is to have cut out some of the unnecessary moments. The build up to the reveal of the mastermind was dragged out a little too much for my liking. They could have got the same effect in a shorter amount of time.

As much as I adore Sam Claflin I just felt as though his character was redundant and didn’t bring much to the story. For the few scenes he was acting for I would have liked something that gave us a better understanding of his character. Other than a rich guy who is a little naive.

Whilst the film did have some cheesy and perhaps unnecessary moments it was enlightening to see the tales of the Angels come to life again. I walked out of the movie theatre feeling empowered and ready to take on the world.

Rating: 4/5