Critic’s Rating: 3.0/5
CHARLIE’S ANGELS REVIEW: Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott) is a skilled engineer developing a new technology that could provide clean energy wirelessly. But she also finds a defect that could be exploited to incapacitate, or even kill a person. After Elena tries to alert her boss to no avail, she finds herself being hunted by a deadly assassin. But Charlie’s Angels manage to rescue her and decide to recruit her into the elite Townsend Agency, where highly trained women take on the dangerous world of private investigation.Nearly two decades since the big-screen adaptation of the popular TV franchise of the same name, director and writer Elizabeth Banks re-imagines ‘Charlie’s Angels’ for a younger female audience. The tonality gets a major revamp – gone is the sexist approach; this film’s women empowerment message is practically spelt out from the get-go.
Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott), and Jane Kano (Ella Balinska) are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend (Robert Clotworthy), whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere.
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Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie’s Angels take flight. In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.