Charlie's Angels movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES THE REBOOT OF CHARLIE’S ANGELS TAKE WOKE HOLLYWOOD TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
This fun-lacking, boring and utterly unoriginal reboot feels like more of a woke feminist lecture than an action movie. Expect predictable action, bad pacing and toxic messages.
A team of strong female agents, also known as Charlie’s Angels, are tasked with a mission to retrieve an energy source that can be turned into a weapon and save the world.
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou
Writer: Elizabeth Banks
Release Date (Australia): 14 November 2019
Runtime: 118 minutes/1h 58m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Language: English, French, German, Portuguese
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film contains themes of crime and betrayal, and features frequent sustained action sequences.
The film contains violence in the form of hand-to-hand combat, punches, kicks, shootouts and people being shot, accompanied by infrequent blood detail.
The film contains use of the words “s**t”, “bitch”, “d**k”, “hell” and “ass”. A censored use of the word “motherf**ker” appears in the subtitles.
The film contains very mild visual sexual references.
(PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material)
Aussie boy's thoughts
It’s understandable that this movie is controversial for what’s going on behind it and the marketing for it, like Elizabeth Banks blaming men for its hilarious box office flop, but when you’re actually sitting there with popcorn, drinks and the big screen, you see why nobody wanted to see this terribly boring feminist-lecture of a movie. Plenty of reboots/remakes are bashed on for not capturing the same effect as the original, but the 2019 version of Charlie’s Angels actually sucks!
The film follows the Angels as they’re on their next mission trying to retrieve some high-tech energy source before it’s used as a weapon to destroy the world. Sustained action sequences are frequent, so you’re guaranteed to see some pretty bad-ass action shots and they’re usually the fastest times in the film. But even during these sequences and the dialogue scenes, this film is incredibly boring and you’ll finish your popcorn before the third act.
Charlie’s Angels is also very much trying to be a female empowerment/girl power movie, but when your film becomes nothing more than a big feminist lecture over a heroic action-comedy, you know it’s going to bomb. Why is Hollywood expecting people to want to get woke lectures in movies? Plus, there’s only really one dialogue scene in this movie that’s actually funny; the rest are just lame lines intended for humour.
Despite making somewhat of an “effort”, Elizabeth Banks just doesn’t know how to properly do a good action movie, nevertheless a piece of work that you can go to the movies and have a fun time with. No, you are not a “filthy misogynist” if you hate this movie, its toxic morals and want movies that don’t trick you into political correctness in the future.
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