Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Zuzanna Fudala Comments: 0

Zuzanna Fudala
Features Editor

Once upon a time there were three little girls who now work for the anonymous “Charlie” fighting crime. These are no ordinary Angels. Another triple whammy, Charlie’s Angels is back in a new feature-length film, so if you haven’t seen it yet read at your own risk! 
Charlie’s Angels is an action comedy film written and directed by Elizabeth Banks with story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn. The film released on November 15, 2019 and is based off of the 1970’s show with the same name. It is the third installment in the Charlie’s Angels film series.
The film stars Kristen Stewart as Sabrina Wilson, Naomi Scott as Elena Houghlin, Ella Balinska as Jane Kano, Elizabeth Banks as Rebekah a.k.a. “Bosley”, Djimon Hounsou as Edgar Dessange a.k.a. “Bosley”, Patrick Stewart as John Bosley, and Robert Clotworthy as the voice of Charlie.
After discovering that her employer covered up information of a device’s fault, Elena – an engineer and creator of the Calisto project, plans to expose her employer, only to be attacked by an assassin during her meeting with Bosley. The device is an energy conservation device that has a fault that can be potentially lethal to others. Once saved by Charlie’s Angels, the trio go on a hunt to retrieve the remaining stolen Calisto prototypes before they are duplicated and used as weapons of mass destruction. 
The film loosely compares both the television series and the first two cinema installments, but is still a pretty decent film, and not necessarily a total flop. However, I feel that there were a couple of loose ends that could have been tied up.
I loved the idea of the Angels and Bosley becoming an international organization. However, the film didn’t really shine much light on this concept with no more than a passing glance. Frankly, I feel that the concept could have taken a different turn; instead of a single villain within the ranks, it could have been a whole conspiracy with several of Bosley’s and Angels involved. Then again, the whole international concept is confusing considering that the Angels and Bosleys were more of a project by an anonymous millionaire, and funding for international Angels and Bosleys would be more costly which strays from the original concept of the franchise.
Furthermore, the action and fight scenes didn’t really excite me. Although there were moments that were amazing and thrilling, other moments were not
While the film had a couple of loose ends, it wasn’t all bad. I loved the choices of actors, especially P. Stewart as John Bosley, who was an absolute perfect choice for the role. K. Stewart, Scott, and Balinska gave amazing performances. I loved Kristen’s character and acting the most. A femme fatale at some points, as well as an upbeat wild card, I loved her performance. Balinska did an terrific job as well, and her character is on my list of favorite female fighters. Cool, collected, and an all-out resilient angel, with a strong sense of loyalty and a heart of gold. Scott was not only nerdy and adorable, but her character was an awesome example of just how fabulous women in science can be. 
The music, costumes, and choreography were some of my other favorite aspects as well, but I have to say that the strong female characters were the highlight. Each actress portrayed in the film did well to show the strength of women as individuals and as a team. 

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